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To report graffiti please contact the Tyler Police Department at (903) 531-1000 to file an incident report. If you wish to have your graffiti removed please contact the Parks Department at (903) 535-TAG2 or using their contact form.

Leave a detailed message with the location, block number and street. The graffiti will be cleaned within 72 hours, weather permitting. Studies show that immediate removal results in a nearly zero rate of reoccurrence.

Graffiti Hurts® - Care for Your Community is a grassroots community education program developed in 1996 by Keep America Beautiful , Inc. through a grant from The Sherwin-Williams Company. Visit for more information.

Tips to Prevent Graffiti

  1. Upkeep
    • Make every effort to keep the appearance of a facility clean and neat.
  2. Control Access
    • Incorporate shrubs, thorny plants, and vines to restrict vandal access Add or improve lighting around the building to promote natural surveillance
    • Use fences, controlled entrance and exits, rails, and other barriers that discourage through traffic
    • Limit access to roofs by moving dumpsters away from walls and covering drainpipes to prevent vandals from scaling them
  3. Step Up Security
    • Install a security camera Organize a “Business Watch” with nearby merchants to look out for one another
    • Businesses may want to employ security personnel to monitor the property
    • Don’t allow an area that permits graffiti
    • Employ graffiti resistant materials or coatings on a chronically hit wall
  4. Work with the Community
    • Create a community paint brush mural on a chronically hit wall Print graffiti prevention messages on bags, sales flyers, tray liners, book covers, calendars, and other promotional items
    • Work with other merchants to organize and contribute to a “paint bank.” Paints, rollers, brushes, and other equipment from the bank are “borrowed” as needed; Ensure safe and environmentally appropriate storage of paint Refrain from using graffiti images in ads or promoting graffiti in any way