Show/Hide

A statewide Stay at Home order is in effect until further notice. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak , visit SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates.

Graffiti Removal

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

graffitiGraffiti reduces neighborhood property values and business activity. It also encourages other acts of vandalism, and impacts the beauty and quality of life in our community.

When graffiti is allowed to remain, it invites yet more graffiti and may lead to an increase in vandalism and other criminal activity. Rapid removal is considered key to controlling and eradicating graffiti. As a result, the City Council has adopted a  Graffiti Ordinance.

Step 1 - Report Graffiti

If you witness someone conducting vandalism or graffiti in progress, contact Public Safety Dispatchers in real-time via the non-emergency phone line at 408-615-5580.

If you are a victim of vandalism / graffiti, submit a Police Report online

Step 2 - Graffiti Removal

Please remove graffiti as soon as possible after it appears. To report the existence of graffiti in public and private properties or request graffiti removal assistance, contact the Public Works Department at 408-615-3080 or fill out an online service request form. For graffiti along creek trails, expressways, railroads and on bus stops, please refer to the table below: 

TO REPORT GRAFFITI ON

CONTACT AGENCY

PHONE NUMBER

Along creek trails and creek beds

Valley Water

408-265-2600

Along Amtrak railroad

Amtrak

408-271-3550

County Expressways (San Tomas, Lawrence, Montague)

Santa Clara County

408-366-3100

On bus stops (benches/enclosures)

VTA

408-977-5285

Reporting Offenders

Graffiti Hotline/Dial-a-tip to report graffiti offenders, contact the Santa Clara Police Department at 408-241-9495. 

View Full Site