Graffiti Abatement

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The Building and Fire Safety Group coordinates the City’s graffiti abatement program. If you have graffiti on your property the City of El Cajon will remove it. This is a FREE service. Please be advised that we must have a signed consent form on file in order to access your property.  The Graffiti Removal Form can be found here.

The City of El Cajon actively looks for graffiti and then makes every attempt to remove the graffiti off the streets.  To report graffiti (within the boundaries of the City of El Cajon only) please use the City of El Cajon smart phone app or click on this link:  In your request, please give the location of the graffiti and any other details to help the removal team. A consent form (authorizing access onto your property) must be on file with the City in order to receive this FREE service. Click here to download a consent form. To determine if the address is within the City Limits, check the GIS Boundary Map here.

Please fill out form and mail back to:

City of El Cajon
Building & Fire Safety Group
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

Or email a PDF or JPG of the completed form to us at:

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Will a matching paint be used for painting over graffiti on my building or fence?

Yes.  We will match the existing paint of the wall surface as closely as possible.  After all, the purpose is to keep the City looking beautiful.

How long will it take to remove the graffiti?

If we have a consent form on file for your property the graffiti can usually be removed within 48 hours. If no consent form is on file we must receive the consent form before the graffiti can be scheduled to be removed.

Do I have to be at my home/business for the graffiti to be removed?

If the graffiti is in an accessible part of the property (not within a fenced area) you do not need to be home to receive this service.