Unfortunately, San Luis Obispo is not
immune from incidents of graffiti vandalism. Black markers, spray paint, etching of
glass, and other similar acts do occasionally take place. The most effective strategy to
combat this type of crime is to remove the damage immediately; in fact, the law
requires removal. Any person, firm, or corporation owning, leasing, occupying or
having possession of any private property who refuses to remove graffiti from their
property is guilty of an infraction and may be fined for each day the graffiti remains.
Click Here to Report Graffiti
What do I do if I
am the victim of a graffiti vandal?
Notify the San Luis Obispo Police
Department at 805.781.7317. Tell the Communications Technician the location, type of damage
and your name and address. The Communication Technician will dispatch a police officer
if available to record the incident.
Immediately remove the graffiti once
the officer has completed the investigation. Local paint and hardware stores have
certain solutions that may help you remove the damage. It is always advisable to keep an
extra can of your building’s paint color available for use.
How do I report
graffiti on other people’s property?
Call the Graffiti Hotline
805.783.STOP (7867) and report the exact location. Please give street address or,
if in a block, the nearest cross street and the exact location and type of graffiti.
Please leave your name and a call back phone number in case the Graffiti Abatement
Officer needs to contact you.
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