Mailing Address

Development Services Dept
Code Enforcement Unit
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas

Request for Code Services

Residents: 311
   Outside: (210) 207 6000

Office Phone Numbers

Phone: (210) 207 7881
FAX: (210) 207 0199

Graffiti - Things You Can Do


Have you been a victim of graffiti vandalism? Follow the three R's:

1. REPORT - File a report as soon as possible by contacting the non-emergency police number, (210)207-SAPD.

2. RECORD - Take a picture of the graffiti (for homeowner's insurance and/or police report).

3. REMOVE - Remove the graffiti from your property within 24-48 hours to prevent graffiti from spreading and reoccurring.

4. Need help? Contact (210)207-BUFF (2833) for assistance with free paint and supplies. City staff will assist with graffiti removal for elderly and disabled citizens upon request.

Get educated.
Learn about graffiti, how it impacts your community, and who is responsible for graffiti prevention and clean up in San Antonio. Call 311 or Code Enforcement Division, 207-5430.

Report graffiti to the appropriate authorities. Call 911 if graffiti act is currently in progress. Call 311 if graffiti act has already been committed 

Organize a paint-out. Free paint is available at the City's paint bank located at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 7030 Culebra Road. Also, local paint companies may donate paint and brushes for graffiti cleanup projects. Call Environmental Services, 207-5430

Coordinate a graffiti awareness campaign at your school or in the community. Call Code Enforcement Services, 207-5430.

Plant trees or other greenery near a graffiti-plagued wall, "Grow Over Graffiti".

Property owners are advised to install lighting in areas that are dark and often hit with graffiti.

Pick up a paintbrush and volunteer with City departments that do graffiti abatement projects. Call Code Enforcement Services, 207-5430, or Keep San Antonio Beautiful, 207-6460.

Organize a crime prevention group in your neighborhood. Call Police SAFFE Officers: 
- Central, 207-7413
- East, 207-7566
- North, 207-8350
- Prue, 207-7169
- South, 207-8964
- West, 207-7421

Donate paint, brushes, rollers and other materials for graffiti abatement. Call Code Enforcement Services, 207-BUFF