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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Removal and Prevention

Graffiti Removal Assistance

The Graffiti Program offers reduced-cost graffiti removal assistance to residents, small businesses, and non-profit organizations

What is Offered? We offer graffiti removal assistance for property owners. Services include painting and/or power washing on painted and unpainted surfaces. We cannot provide removal help on acid-etched glass, nor with graffiti on vehicles.

Hate or gang graffiti removals: The Graffiti Program will remove hate graffiti and most gang graffiti from any location, regardless of whether or not the location qualifies for free removal help based on the qualifications listed below.

Who Qualifies?

  • Small Businesses: A small business must have ten or fewer employees and not be a corporate franchise.
  • Residents: any single-family home, or condo/apartment buildings with ten or fewer units.   
  • Non-Profit Organizations: Excludes large nonprofit organizations like Goodwill Industries, Providence, etc.

For locations that do not qualify for City-sponsored graffiti removal assistance, here are the names of contractors in town who you work with to perform the work:

  • Portland United Graffiti Removal: 503-764-8355
  • Portland Graffiti Removal: 971-678-5249
  • Graffiti Removal Services: 916-233-7739

How to Request Removal Assistance If You Qualify:

Download the graffiti removal service agreement fill it out, and return it to, 1221 SW 4th Ave Suite 110, Portland OR 97204

  **You should hear back from the program about your service request within 3-5 days after your form has been received by the Graffiti Program.**