Graffiti Free Phoenix

SummitFlyer.jpgThe City of Phoenix Neighborhood Summit 2015 will he held on Saturday, November 7, at the Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way, Phoenix, 85015.  The event will run from approximately 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Space is limited so please pre-register by clicking on the link below or call 602.534.4444. 

The Neighborhood Summit 2015 will highlight the city’s anti-graffiti efforts and how to get involved in through volunteerism and civic engagement.   Educational break-out sessions will be offered for adult residents and youth groups are encouraged to register for a youth track.  

You must pre-register for this event and bring your registration ticket to check-in.
Online: Pre-Registration - Neighborhood Summit 2015
Phone: 602-534-4444  



Topics offered at the summit include:
Adult Track: 
• Get Involved in Your Neighborhood – Role of  Impacts of Graffiti,  Neighborhood Associations, Good Neighbor Program, Jr. Good Neighbor Program, TiLT
• Code Compliance – What is Blight, How to Report It, and What is a “Slum” Designation
• Landlord/Tenant – Understanding Your Rights
• The Power of Communication
• Parks & Recreation Programs in Your Neighborhood
• Trash Collections – Reporting Illegal Dumping, Bulk Trash Placement and Alley Maintenance 
• 911 Communications – What to Expect When You Call
• Victim’s Rights
• Human Services Presentation
• Anti-Graffiti Discussion Group

Youth Track:
• Impacts of Graffiti
• Jr. Good Neighbor Program
• TiLT Program
• Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement Activities
• Parks & Rec Programs
• Healthy Relationships

The Neighborhood Services Department and the Anti-Graffiti Task Force are  always promoting the importance of a graffiti free Photo-Graffiti Buster in actionPhoenix.  Individuals, neighborhood and corporate organizations are encouraged to join the city in keeping it blight free.  Here's how you can make a difference:

  • Report graffiti in your community by calling 602-534-4444, extension 1, email (be sure to include the address if you know it) or click on "report it" on and complete the online blight reporting form.
  • Download the free smartphone app (MyPhxAz); use it to report graffiti and other blight violations.
  • Volunteer to remove graffiti by hosting a community cleanup. 
  • Keep your own property free of graffiti.
  • Sign up to take a free Neighborhood College workshop and learn how to use a paint sprayer or pressure washer to remove graffiti.
  • Read our "Graffiti Free Phoenix" informational brochure and share with your contacts.  The brochure also is available in Spanish.

​Free paint and supplies will be provided to any group organizing a community cleanup to wipe out graffiti.  Help spread the word about this effort!  Please hashtag #GraffitiFreePHX on your personal and neighborhood social media sites.  Tweet us at @CityofPhoenixAZ or @PHXNeighborhood with your photos removing graffiti. For more information or to request graffiti-removal supplies, call 602-534-4444.

Did you know?

Graffiti is costly and destructive, and sends a message that the community is not concerned about the appearance of its neighborhoods.  To help in the effort, the city created the Graffiti Busters Program.  You can take control of your neighborhood by quickly removing graffiti. Prompt removal reduces the chance of graffiti reappearing and helps maintain a safe, secure and attractive environment.

The goals of the program:

  • Support a zero tolerance approach to graffiti in our neighborhoods.
  • Reduce the social and economic impact of graffiti on our neighborhoods.
  • Enhance the quality of life for residents by reducing blight.

Help keep our community and the city graffiti free by filling out a graffiti Permission Slip.

Graffiti Busters

Graffiti Busters crews remove graffiti reported through various ways and also coordinate with other public and private agencies to remove graffiti.  The Graffiti Busters remove graffiti for free. However, a signed Graffiti Busters permission slip (PDF) from the property owner or other responsible party is required.  Sign and return the Permission Slip: English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF) and share the coloring book: The Adventures of Graffiti Busters (PDF)  |  Las Aventuras de Graffiti Buster (PDF).

Phoenix also has a non-access ordinance, making it illegal to sell spray paint or broad-tipped indelible markers to anyone under 18 years of age.  Retailers also must keep these items in a manner that require employee assistance to access.

 Graffiti Reward Tip Line

If you believe you can provide information leading to the identification of a graffiti vandal, call the Graffiti Reward Tip Line at 602-262-7327.  You will remain anonymous, and you could receive a reward up to $500!

Quick Contact List
Report graffiti/more information: 602-534-4444
Graffiti in progress: 9-1-1
Crime Stop: 602-262-6151
 Graffiti Reward Tip Line: 602-262-7327
Free paint for graffiti removal: 602-495-0323