Graffiti

Enforcement and Rewards Program

The Public Works Department has an active partnership with the Riverside Police Department to pursue graffiti vandals. This relationship enables us to increase incident reporting and expedite enforcement against graffiti offenders.

To encourage resident reporting of graffiti crimes in progress, the Graffiti Rewards Program was established. Any resident who reports information that leads to an arrest of a graffiti vandal is eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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Before April 2010, 70 residents received $500 rewards. Since 2010, 22 residents have received $1,000 rewards. A total of $57,000 has been rewarded to 92 residents.

Statistics last updated 4/15/2013

Graffiti is a crime. The difference between graffiti and art is permission.

Graffiti is a Crime: Graffiti is a misdemeanor if it creates up to $400 in damages. Graffiti exceeding $400 in damage is a felony crime.  Read More...

Graffiti must be reported. Reporting graffiti promptly ensures rapid removal. Call 3-1-1 to report existing graffiti, or 9-1-1 to report graffiti crimes in progress. Read More...

Reporting graffiti can lead to a $1,000 reward: Residents who report information that leads to the arrest of a graffiti vandal are eligible for a $1,000 reward.  Read More...

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General Information
Address:
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 351-6128

Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays*
* Graffiti Removal Crews work 7 days per week
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