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 graffitihurts.com for more information.
Tips to Prevent Graffiti
- Make every effort to keep the appearance of a facility clean and neat.
- 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
- 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
- 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