Graffiti on Your Property
If you find graffiti on your property, you should remove it immediately. By doing so, you will discourage further graffiti. Graffiti vandals want to gain recognition for their work and once they realize that their graffiti will be removed quickly from a location, they will ultimately be deterred from striking there again.
Reporting Graffiti in Progress
If you see graffiti vandalism in progress, call 858-565-5200 and report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Department. Do not confront the vandals. Although they may appear to be harmless, they may be carrying weapons. A Deputy will respond based on the priority of the crime compared to others for which they have calls at the time.
Reporting Existing Graffiti in the unincorporated County Region
If you see graffiti in your neighborhood on public or private property, report it immediately. Many companies and public agencies are quick to remove graffiti on their property if they are notified directly. If you notice graffiti on any of the following structures please notify the agencies or companies directly by calling the phone number or clicking on the appropriate link above the respective photo(s).
If you cannot determine the owner of the vandalized structure please fill out our request for investigation or call us at 760-2893 (North County) or 858-694-2705 (East and South County) to report the graffiti.
Department of Public Works removes graffiti from structures in the public right of way
Code Enforcement investigates graffiti reports regarding private property
Click on Request for Investigation