COVID-19 Risk Level for Multnomah County: Extreme Risk

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COVID-19 update: Graffiti removal requests have increased over 300% than last year. We are working as fast as we can to respond to Portlanders' needs. If you are looking for immediate assistance, please see the contact info below to find for-hire graffiti removal options.

The Graffiti Program offers no-cost or reduced-cost graffiti removal assistance to residents, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations who meet eligibility criteria. Our removal assistance includes painting and/or power washing surfaces. We cannot provide help with acid-etched glass or graffiti on vehicles.

Who Qualifies?

  • Anyone impacted by hate graffiti and most gang graffiti;
  • Small businesses with 1-10 employees (cannot be a corporate franchise);
  • Any single-family home, condo or apartment buildings with 1-10 units; and
  • Nonprofit organizations; excluding nonprofit organizations with more than 100 employees.

How to Request Our Services

If you qualify, please complete this agreement:

Once completed, please return it to graffiti@portlandoregon.gov or mail it to the Office of Community & Civic Life Graffiti Program at 1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204. You should hear back from the program within 3-5 days after we receive your form.

If you do not meet the qualifications for free removal services, below are names of contractors that can help (please note, this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Portland United Graffiti Removal: 503-764-8355
  • Portland Graffiti Removal: 971-678-5249
  • Graffiti Removal Services: 916-233-7739

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Graffiti Program Coordinator