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Reporting & Removing Graffiti

Report Graffiti for Free Removal

  1. Report the graffiti to the police. Reporting the incident to the Denver Police Department helps them track graffiti incidents, which makes it easier to prevent graffiti in the future. Please click here to fill out an online police report or call the police non-emergency line at 720-913-2000.
  2. For removal, submit an online Request.
  3. Removal: We must have a signed Authorization Form to assist in removing graffiti from your property. If you have not previously signed a release form (or if you are unsure), fill out and return this form before completing the online report or request.

Please provide the exact address(s). The City will notify the responsible party and may assist in its removal.

Enter the information as in the following example:

  • Street Number: 123
  • Street Name: Main St.
  • Location of graffiti: On garage door in the alley

Tell us the type of structure where the graffiti is located (e.g. traffic sign, pole, private trash receptacle) and use cross streets to better indentify the location.

Enter the information as in the following example:

  • Structure: Stop Sign
  • Location: Southeast corner of Elm St. and 5th Ave.

Remove Graffiti Yourself

The best graffiti removal method depends on the surface you're trying to remove graffiti from. "Graffiti Hurts" has some good removal tips, but prevention is the most important step you can take. Read our Prevention and Removal Tips fact sheet for more information.

You can also get free paint from our Paint Bank.

Graffiti Ordinances

Quicker graffiti cleanup turnaround time after notification (once posted, 48 hours for non-residential property and 72 hours for residential property) from previous 10 days.

  • Free graffiti-removal assistance from the City, upon request.
  • Free graffiti-removal supplies (paint, etc.) from the City.
  • Shared responsibility for graffiti abatement to remove graffiti from private property.

  • Decrease the time graffiti vandalism is present in a community.
  • Decrease the incidents and frequency of repeat vandalism on a property.
  • Make nearby properties less vulnerable to graffiti vandalism.
  • Support the efforts of conscientious owners and tenants who maintain their property.
  • Improve City abatement team response time.

Report & Remove Graffiti

Reporting and promptly removing graffiti are the 2 best ways to help stop graffiti in Denver.

Graffiti Removal Authorization Forms

The City must have a signed Authorization Form to assist in removing graffiti from private property. If you have not previously signed a release form (or if you are unsure), download the form and complete it in English or Spanish. The electronic form can be automatically submitted by email.

This form should also be used to decline this free City service.

You can also print the form and return by mail or fax.

Neighborhood Inspection Service
201 W. Colfax Ave, #303
Denver, CO 80202-5332