Graffiti artists love it when their tags are seen by the entire city. The more exposure a tag gets, the more notoriety the artist gets. That is why buildings with tags that are left untouched for long periods of time are magnets for more vandalism. It is also why we must work together as a community to report vandalism and take prompt action to clean up graffiti. If you see graffiti in Pioneer Square:
- Report online using the Online Report Form
- Call the City’s Graffiti Report Line at (206) 684-7587
- Make a police report to (206) 625-5011 when graffiti appears on your property.
- If you see an act of graffiti vandalism in progress, call 911 immediately. Graffiti vandals must be caught in the act to be prosecuted.
The Graffiti Nuisance Ordinance requires property owners to remove graffiti in a timely manner, or have the property considered a nuisance. Visit SPU’s website to learn more about how the ordinance affects property owners, as well as tips and resources on how to rid your property of graffiti. If you need more graffiti support, please contact the Alliance.