Graffiti Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the best way to prevent graffiti?
A: Rapid and continual removal is the best way to eliminate the problem. Studies show that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a lower rate of recurrence. Commercial and residential property owners in Renton are responsible for graffiti removal on their property.
Q: How do I report graffiti in my neighborhood?
A: For new and existing graffiti, report the location of the graffiti to Renton Code Compliance. You can call the 24-Hour Reporting Hotline at 425-430-7373. If you see "tagging" in progress (ie, you can see people actively painting at the moment) call 911 immediately and report the issue.
Q: Is it really okay to call 911 for graffiti?
A: Yes. The Code Enforcement Reporting Hotline is a message line that is not monitored 24 hours a day. For immediate response, please call 911.
Q: Once I report graffiti, how long will I have to wait until the City comes out to clean it up?
A: Per City of Renton Ordinance No. 5429, commercial and residential property owners are responsible for graffiti removal on their property.