Development Services Department - Code Enforcement Services

Graffiti costs Americans billions of dollars each year. It hurts property values, drives away businesses, and sends a negative message about the community. Graffiti is everyone’s problem. San Antonio is our home, help to keep it clean!

To help lessen the impact of graffiti, the City of San Antonio’s Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) spends over $1 million annually to:

  • Abate (hinder) graffiti (paint over, pressure wash, etc.)
  • Educate residents and youth about the negative effects of graffiti
  • Promote volunteering and how to report graffiti
  • Help prevent graffiti through proactive efforts such as small-scale murals, in collaboration with law enforcement and the arts community


The City is taking a stronger stance on graffiti as illustrated in our new logo: No Graffiti SA. Recent improvements include banning the placement of stickers on public or private property, proactively abating non-City infrastructure, and standardizing all City department service levels agreements. All City departments will work to abate graffiti within an average of three business days. To report graffiti, call 311 or download the free 311 mobile app for your smart phone or mobile device at the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android). Use keyword SanAntonio311.


  • Call 311 to report graffiti on City property/infrastructure
  • Call 210.207.SAPD (7273) to report graffiti in action
  • Call 210.207.BUFF (2833) for more information
  • Register an issue Online