Graffiti Abatement

Painted Graffiti on Wall

Proactive Approach

The City of Santa Rosa takes a proactive approach to graffiti abatement. As "tagging" and gang graffiti has escalated, so too has the City's efforts to eliminate it.

Collaborative Effort

The Transportation and Public Works, Police and Parks Departments work collaboratively to address graffiti vandalism through abatement, education, and enforcement. It is hoped that through the efforts of the City staff, volunteers, property owners, and effective enforcement of Graffiti Abatement Ordinance 3729 (PDF), graffiti will be limited throughout the City of Santa Rosa.

Transportation and Public Works Department participation includes:
  • Removal of graffiti from public property
Santa Rosa Police Department participation includes:
  • Administering the Volunteer Graffiti Abatement Program
  • Conducting community outreach campaigns and attends special events
  • Conducting vandalism investigations
  • Enforcing the City's Graffiti Abatement Ordinance 3729 (PDF), which ensures graffiti located on private property is removed by the owners in a timely manner.
  • Making Presentations to schools, community groups and neighborhood associations
Contact Code Enforcement at 707-543-3499 to learn more about Graffiti abatement.

Graffiti - Who to Call

Issue Phone Number
Caltrans - Report graffiti on the freeway, sound walls and highway signs 707-762-6641
Graffiti Abatement Information
North Bay Corporation - Report graffiti on trash cans / bins
Parks Department - Report graffiti in parks
Police Department - Community Outreach
Police Department - Report graffiti in progress
Report graffiti on private utilities - Cable TV (Comcast)
Report graffiti on private utilities - Gas / Electrical (PG&E)
Report graffiti on private utilities - Telephone (SBC)
Sonoma County - Report graffiti in County areas