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 us at 707-543-3499 to learn more about:
  • Donating to the Volunteer Program
  • Graffiti abatement
  • Obtaining paint
  • Volunteering and the Adopt-a-Block Program

Graffiti - Who to Call

Issue Phone Number
Caltrans - Report graffiti on the freeway, sound walls and highway signs 707-762-6641
Graffiti Hotline
707-543-3499
North Bay Corporation - Report graffiti on trash cans / bins
707-586-1478
Parks Department - Report graffiti in parks
707-543-3770
Police Department - Community Outreach
707-543-3653
Police Department - Report graffiti in progress
707-528-5222
Report graffiti on private utilities - Cable TV (Comcast)
707-588-5501
Report graffiti on private utilities - Gas / Electrical (PG&E)
800-743-5000
Report graffiti on private utilities - Telephone (SBC)
800-246-846
Sonoma County - Report graffiti in County areas
707-565-2152
Street Lights
707-543-4305