Graffiti Reporting & Removal

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Reporting Graffiti
When requesting graffiti removal, be prepared to
  • give a description of the precise location of the graffiti,
  • advise whether the graffiti is on public or private property,
  • describe what was used to do the graffiti, and
  • provide a description of the perpetrator if you witness the event.

Lastly, tell us how to get in touch with you. 

If witnessing graffiti in progress, call the Department of Public Safety at 707-584-2600.

If reporting graffiti, call the Department of Public Works at 707-588-3300.

Rohnert Park Graffiti Removal
Municipal Code: TITLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS, ARTICLE 1 NUISANCES ENUMERATED, SECTION 1.24.030 UNLAWFUL PROPERTY NUISANCES.
Graffiti removal is a combined effort of the Departments of Public Works, Public Safety, the Neighborhood Preservation Officer, and the citizenry in observing, reporting, and ensuring graffiti is cleaned in a timely manner. The Department of Public Works removes graffiti from public property only.

Graffiti adversely affects quality of life and community attractiveness, and decreases property value. When graffiti is allowed to remain, it invites yet more graffiti and may lead to an increase in vandalism and other gang or criminal activity.

While rapid removal is considered key to controlling and eradicating graffiti, please do not remove graffiti from public property yourself; instead, report graffiti as soon as you notice it. Public Safety records and catalogues all graffiti reported, which allows them to track graffiti trends and hold the perpetrators responsible if apprehended. Brick wall with Report Graffiti message

How do I distinguish public property from private property?
In general, public property includes parks, streets, sidewalks, and street infrastructure - for example, traffic signals, streetlights, water hydrants, and signs. Report graffiti in these areas to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Works. Private property is typically located behind the sidewalk - for example, buildings, walls, and fences.

Who is responsible for graffiti removal on private property?
Generally, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove graffiti on private property. There are products that can remove graffiti paint available at your local home supply stores.