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Graffiti Prevention and Removal

Research shows that prompt and persistent removal of graffiti is an effective deterrent. Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) has a Graffiti Abatement Program that works with concerned neighbors and business-owners to locate, report and remove graffiti from public and private spaces.

Some things you can do to help reduce graffiti:
• Form neighborhood graffiti patrols
• Report graffiti by calling:
- the Police Graffiti Hotline - 503-823-4TAG (4824)
- the Youth Employment Institute (YEI) Graffiti Removal Program - 503-249-2856
- Graffiti Abatement Coordinator - 503-823-5860.
• Report graffiti online at: www.portlandonline/oni/ select “report a graffiti problem” Attach a digital photo of tag to your online report.
• OR take a photo of the graffiti and send it to the Graffiti Abatement Coordinator at 1900 SW 4th, Room 40, Portland, OR 97201.
(Photos help identify and prosecute taggers.)
• Remove graffiti as soon as it appears or call YEI for free removal.
• If you are a property owner, business owner or manager, fill out the Graffiti Removal Permission Form and mail or fax it to YEI.
• Report the incident, even if you have already removed the graffiti.
• Contact the City Maintenance Bureau for traffic sign cleanup at 503-823-1703.
• Participate in Graffiti Removal Days.
• Purchase a graffiti abatement cart for your neighborhood or business district association.

For more information, contact the Graffiti Task Force volunteer for Grant Park, Ted Okrasinski, at


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