If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 911 and report it immediately to the San Diego Police Department. Do not confront the vandals. Although they may appear to be harmless, they may be carrying weapons. The police will respond based on the priority of the crime compared to others for which they have calls at the time.
Reporting Existing Graffiti
If you see graffiti in your neighborhood on public or private property, report it immediately to the Graffiti Control Program through the online reporting form or by calling the Graffiti Hotline at (619) 525-8522. Calls to the Graffiti Hotline are confidential.
City crews remove graffiti from city property, usually within four days of receiving a report. City code compliance officers must notify private property owners of graffiti on their property and of their responsibility to remove it. Depending on the cooperation of property owners, it could take longer for graffiti to be removed from private properties.
With our Spray and Pay Graffiti Rewards Program, you could receive up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals.