Graffiti Vandalism in Riverside

2020 Anti-Graffiti Contests Now Open!

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Do you have artistic talent? Do you attend middle or high school in the City of Riverside? Would you like to be $500, or even $1,000 richer? If you answered yes to these questions, the 2020 Anti-Graffiti Poster and Video Contests are for you!  

Middle School Students CLICK HERE for Poster Contest information.

High School Students CLICK HERE for Video Contest information.

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Need help removing graffiti from your private property?

Contact 3-1-1 to report graffiti vandalism and fill out this FORM to give us permission to remove graffiti from your property. The release form is good for one year. The City will assist you with removal, certain limitations apply. For more information, check out our Graffiti Removal Program Fact Sheet.

Cost of Graffiti

The City of Riverside spends more than $1.3 million dollars annually on Graffiti abatement. Additional money is spent by other public agencies, utility companies and private property owners to remove graffiti from their properties.

Nationally, the graffiti problem costs Americans nearly $12 billion dollars each year.

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What is Graffiti?

Graffiti, also referred to as "tagging", is the unauthorized writing or drawing on a public or private surface. Graffiti may consist of inscriptions, slogans, and/or drawings that are created by scratches, scribbles, etching, stickers or paint.

Graffiti is a community eyesore and everyone’s problem. Graffiti is costly, destructive, lowers property values and sends a message that people of the community are not concerned about the appearance of their neighborhood. It is against the law, and in cases where the cost of clean-up equates to $400 or more, is punishable as a felony.

graffiti on wall GRAFFITI TRIVIA:
How many service calls were received by the City of Riverside in 2011 to remove graffiti vandalism?
a) 1,826
b) 18,026
c) 18,260
d) 182

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Other Graffiti Resources
Graffiti Clean-up Request
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From Outside Riverside
Call 951.826.5311

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General Information
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 351-6128

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays*
* Graffiti Removal Crews work 7 days per week
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