Development Services Department - Code Enforcement Services
Graffiti Volunteering

Office Location

  • Physical Address
  • Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center
  • Development Services Department Map
  • 1901 South Alamo Street
  • San Antonio, TX 78204

  • Mailing Address
  • ATTN: Code Enforcement Services
  • P.O. Box 839966
  • San Antonio, TX 78283-3966

Phone:
311

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Key Staff

  • Amin Tohmaz
    Asst. Director Field Services
  • Martin Ruiz Contact Martin Ruiz
    Development Services Mgr.
  • Danny Liguez Contact Danny Liguez
    Development Services Mgr.
  • Phil Laney Contact Phil Laney
    Sr. Special Projects Manager

The City of San Antonio cannot address graffiti alone.  It also takes the dedication of residents, businesses, community leaders and others to make an impact. Volunteer opportunities are available year round and include the following formal programs:

  • Mini-wipeout group events
  • Individual volunteer abatement efforts
  • Adopt-A-Dumpster
  • Adopt-A-Spot (through Keep San Antonio Beautiful)
  • Adopt-A-Park (through Parks & Recreation Department)
  • Adopt-A-Bus Shelter (through VIA Metropolitan Transit)

MINI-GRAFFITI WIPEOUTS

Scheduled for groups of at least 10 volunteers. Paint, supplies and a location are provided for the 1-2 hour clean-ups. Community service hour certificates are also available. Smaller groups are encouraged to assist with the painting of CPS Energy infrastructure along neighborhood corridor. For more information or to volunteer, email Lisa.McKenzie@sanantonio.gov or via phone at 210-207-5430.

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Individuals can pick up a supply kit, free of charge, from their respective city council field office. Kits include:

  • wipes for smooth surfaces
  • safety vest (by request)
  • goggles (by request)

ADOPT-A-DUMPSTER

A partnership between the City of San Antonio and Waste Management (WM) provides free green paint and supplies to volunteers interested in abating graffiti on Waste Management dumpsters. To adopt, complete these steps.

  1. Complete a Graffiti Volunteer Application to include proposed sites and photo documentation of the dumpster(s).
  2. Obtain signed Right of Entry Waiver (ROE) from property owner.
  3. Coordinate pick-up/delivery of paint and supplies as well as signed Liability Release forms for all volunteers.

Adopt-A-PARK (PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT)

Your group, business or organization may adopt a park after consultation with Parks & Recreation staff.  City staff will assist you in determining which park will benefit most from your efforts and will be most convenient for your corps of volunteers. Maintenance efforts may include: graffiti removal, litter pick-up, small-scale gardening and landscaping, sweeping walkways, painting and tree planting and stewardship. We ask that your group make a commitment for one year. To sign-up, or to receive more information, email Meredith Tilley or contact via phone at 210.207.8603.



contacts for non-city property

AT&T 800.246.8464
Clear Channel 210.227.3451
CPS Energy 210.353.2525
Grande Comm 210.320.4600
SAWS 210.704.7897
Time Warner 210.244.0500
TxDOT 210.623.4431
Union Pacific 888.877.7267
VIA Metro 210.363.2020

CITY Contacts

  • Call 311 to report graffiti on  City property/infrastructure
  • Call 210.207.SAPD (7273) to report graffiti in action
  • Call 210.207.BUFF (2833)