The Graffiti Program works with community members to keep Portland beautiful by removing unauthorized graffiti. We offer no-cost or reduced-cost graffiti removal assistance to residents, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations who meet eligibility criteria. The program has four main responsibilities:
- We work with outside contractors to routinely and responsively remove unauthorized graffiti across Portland.
- We offer no-cost or reduced-cost graffiti removal assistance to residents, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Find out if you qualify and how to request this service here.
- We support community volunteer cleanups by providing supplies and trainings on how to remove unauthorized graffiti. Find out how to become a volunteer, request supplies, or organize a group cleanup event here.
- We partner with local organizations, such as Portland Street Art Alliance and Regional Arts and Culture Council, to provide protective coating on public art murals to prevent them from being harmed by unauthorized graffiti.
The Graffiti Program provides intake for all Portland-related graffiti complaints. When they receive complaints that do not fall within the program's responsibilities, the complaints are are referred out to the appropriate bureau or entity.
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