Graffiti Prevention and Removal

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Keep Your Property Graffiti Free!


Graffiti is the most common type of property vandalism (35%) according to the Bureau of Justice statistics. Below are some tips to help fight graffiti in your neighborhood:

The most effective way to prevent graffiti is to remove it promptly. Studies show that removal within 24-48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of recurrence.

  • Report graffiti to the Police Department.
  • Restrict access to graffiti-prone areas by planting trees or other greenery.
  • Install lighting in areas that are dark and targets for graffiti.
  • Use a graffiti resistant surface treatment.

Cathedral City code requires that all surfaces including, but not limited to, buildings, walls, parking lots, signs, fences, and dumpsters must be kept graffiti free and that graffiti be removed from any surface within forty-eight (48) hours.

To Report Graffiti Crime:

Please use the online request form, GoRequest Mobile App , or contact the Cathedral City Police Department if you observe graffiti in progress or to file a police report for criminal damage to your property.

9-1-1 / NON-EMERGENCY: 760-770-0300.

To Report Graffiti Needing To Be Removed:

To have graffiti removed from walls, fences and other areas in the public right of way, call Cathedral City Public Works at 760-770-8286 or email to Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.