Report graffiti on public or private property in the City of Santa Cruz
The City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code Chapter 6.75 states that graffiti is prohibited and removal is the property owner's responsibility.
The City of Santa Cruz now offers a Community Request for Service Portal (CRSP). The user-friendly application allows the user to map the issue location, upload photos of the issue, and offers to send a notification upon resolution. CRSP is available online, Google Play and Apple Store.
Please provide a description of the tag on the object or surface and the location with the nearest address or cross street and a photo.
Rapid and continuous removal within 24 to 48 hours is proven to be the most effective way to deterrent against graffiti vandalism. Taking preventive measures can deter further graffiti vandalism, for example:
Become a volunteer and pick up a free removal kit at Economic Development Office located at 337 Locust Street during normal business hours.