City Codes and Enforcement

Two volunteers painting over tagging on a public wall
The City of Portland's Graffiti Program provides resources for property owners to remove graffiti and enforces the Graffiti Abatement Nuisance Code for locations with a large amount of graffiti that the property owner has failed to remove.

Property Owner Resources:

Find information about abatement notices, commercial removal contractors, and other removal tips here.

Graffiti Codes:

City Code 14B.80 – Graffiti Nuisance Property: This code holds property owners responsible for failing to remove a large amount of graffiti from their property in a reasonable amount of time.


Graffiti Program Coordinator