Graffiti - Report It & Remove It   

 

If you see Graffiti in your neighborhood, REPORT IT and REMOVE IT. Graffiti Pic 2.jpg
If graffiti appears on your property, please contact the Prince William County non-emergency Police number at 703-792-6500.  Per Virginia State Code 16-56, Graffiti Prevention and Removal is the responsibility of the property owner.

 

If possibile please take a photo of the graffiti and then remove or cover over the graffiti as soon as possible.  Prompt removal may reduce the likelihood of repeat vandalism.

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You can cover or remove graffiti by the following methods: 

Paint

Solvents - please check the manufacturer's instructions for proper use and wear eye protection

Power-washing the vandalized area

     

  • If you see graffiti on another's residence or business, report it to Neighborhood Services

  • NEVER remove graffiti without the clear and express permission of the property owner 

  • NEVER risk your health and/or safety in order to remove graffiti

  • If a property owner does not remove graffiti within the allotted time given, Neighborhood Services Volunteers or the County Litter Crew will remove the graffiti using the most efficient removal means available
  • If graffiti appears on public property, utility boxes or road signs, report it to Neighborhood Services and we will work with the applicable agency to assist them with its removal
  • If you want to be a part of our graffiti removal volunteer program, please contact the Neighborhood Specialist or call Neighborhood Services at 703-792-7018

 

Click here for our Neighborhood Graffiti brochure.