The Spokane Police Department works with the City of Spokane's Neighborhood Services Department to prevent and remove graffiti.

Graffiti Prevention

Property owners can take steps to prevent graffiti tagging on their property. Here are a few tips to keep you property graffiti-free.

  • Create a barrier using vegetation or a fence to ward off potential graffiti vandals.
  • Use materials and surfaces that make graffiti vandalism difficult: apply a clear coat finish to protect painted and unpainted surfaces and use protective film covering on windows.
  • Keep your property well-lit and install flashing motion-sensor lighting.
  • Install surveillance cameras to monitor activity on your property.
  • Join or form organizations for your local business or neighborhood group.
  • To report graffiti on your own property, call Crime Check at 509.456.2233, photograph, and remove.

Report Graffiti

If you are witnessing a crime in progress, call 911. If you need to report a location that has graffiti, please visit our reporting tool or call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489). If you have a digital photograph of the graffiti, this can be submitted electronically via the reporting tool.

Remove Graffiti:

There are several methods of removing graffiti, the most common being simply to paint over it.

Per the City of Spokane Municipal code, 10.10.090, property owners are required to remove the graffiti within ten (10) days of notification from the City of Spokane.

If you have questions, please call 311, or for outside city limits, 509.755.CITY (2489).

Contact Police

For in progress crimes and emergencies call 911

To report a non-emergent crime contact:

To provide crime activity or suspect information that doesn't require immediate action contact:

For general police email contact:

For nuisance reports, including code violations (i.e. illegal camping, substantial litter in yards or alleys, graffiti, land use violations), parking complaints, and road condition issues contact:

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