Graffiti Removal Program
The City of South Gate operates a Graffiti Removal Program to help residents and businesses remove vandalism as quickly as possible to discourage further graffiti. The program is offered citywide at no cost to residents or business owners.
Each year, City crews and volunteers remove over 1,400,000 square feet of graffiti.
The following information will help to battle and win the War on Graffiti:
- How does the program work?
If you see graffiti, call the 24-hour Graffiti Hotline at (323) 563-5793 or (800) 430-8455 or e-mail at Graffitihotline@sogate.org. Leave your address, daytime telephone number and the exact location of the graffiti. The graffiti will generally be removed within two (2)to four (4) working days should it require sandblasting.
- Who is eligible?
All South Gate properties facing or fronting the public right of way.
- Will all graffiti be removed?
We will remove graffiti from all parts of the property that are visible from the street, unless on a roof or other hazardous area.
- What about paint used by the City?
The City will use a basic color of paint to cover graffiti. Contact the Public Works Department at (323) 563-5785 for a description of the colors used.
- When should I report graffiti?
As soon as you see it! The longer it stays, the more likely it will be vandalized again.
If you know...
... who is placing graffiti, report them to the school authorities and/or the Police Department. Let them handle it!
Adopt-A-Block & Community Volunteers
"Together We Can Make A Difference"
Committed volunteers may choose to "Adopt-A-Block" in an area surrounding their homes and/or businesses. Through citizen participation in the program, the City, residents and business owners can help reduce graffiti vandalism.
Volunteers interested in this program take the responsibility to keep their "block" free from graffiti. As part of this plan, a sign will be posted in your adopted area crediting you as a sponsor.
Volunteers may also participate in clean-up/paint days sponsored by the War on Graffiti Committee and South Gate service organizations. To learn more about the Adopt-A-Block Program or to become a community volunteer, call (323) 563-5785 (Public Works) or (323) 357-9681 (Police Crime Prevention).
Graffiti Removal Tips
The City of South Gate's Graffiti Removal Program is aimed at discouraging vandalism and keeping our City clean and beautiful. The following tips will help us win the War on Graffiti:
- Check your home or business daily for any vandalism. Paint over graffiti before it becomes a bigger job.
- Keep a supply of matching paint on hand so quick removal is easy to accomplish. Keeping brushes, paint rollers and other paint supplies handy will also help.
- If you cannot remove the graffiti yourself, City eradication crews can paint over it with one of the basic colors that are provided by the City.
Please contact the Public Works Department at (323) 563-5785 for assistance. You may also call the 24-Hour Graffiti Hotline at (323) 563-5793 or (800) 430-8455 or Graffitihotline@sogate.org