Graffiti is vandalism and keeping control of graffiti in a community requires everyone’s participation. The Aurora Police aggressively track and pursue graffiti vandalism. Officers or Public Works employees take photographs of graffiti and maintain the information in a database to track occurrences and aid in the investigation and apprehension of suspects.
What can you do to help?
If you observe someone in the act of vandalizing a property with graffiti, please call 911 and report it immediately.
If you observe graffiti vandalism after the fact, please fill out our online citizen input form (not available yet), or contact our Public Works department at 503-678-1283 so that staff can deal with the problem right away.
|Please note the following when reporting graffiti:|
|Exact address||If there is no building address, please note the two neighboring addresses.|
|Location of graffiti||north facing wall, southeast corner, etc.|
|Type of property affected||street sign, bus shelter, fence, retaining wall, etc.|
|Material used||spray paint, marker, etching, etc.|
|Surface||Painted or unpainted wood, brick, concrete, glass, etc.|
|Message||what does it say?|
Property Owner’s Responsibilities
Property owners should report graffiti immediately.