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 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.