Graffiti Removal

The City's Public Works Department has the responsibility to abate all graffiti within the City. Our objective is to maintain an aesthetically pleasing environment and to beautify the City through the prompt removal of graffiti and to deter further graffiti vandalism. Experience has shown that removing graffiti as soon as it is reported is the best prevention against future graffiti. The vandals lose the ability to show off their work when the graffiti is removed in a timely manner.

The City Council has adopted a Graffiti Abatement Program that allows unlimited graffiti removal requests for residential properties. As a homeowner and resident of the City, you can access our 24-hour Graffiti Hotline to report the vandalism. Our City's Graffiti Abatement crew will respond to the location and remove the graffiti within 24 hours.

For commercial properties, the City Council has authorized three (3) free graffiti removals. The property owners (commercial properties only) will be responsible for the expenses after three abatement requests.

You can reach the 24-hour Graffiti Abatement Hotline at (562) 567-9560. You are also welcome to contact us during regular hours:

Whittier Public Works Department
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
562-567-9500

Or

Whittier Police Department
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
562-567-9200

$500 Graffiti Reward Program

As an additional effort to discourage graffiti vandalism in the City, the City Council has adopted a Graffiti Reward Program. Any person who observes a graffiti vandal and files a report with the City's Police Department leading to the arrest of the graffiti vandal(s) will receive a $500 reward from the City Council as a token of thanks and recognition. For further information on this program, please contact the Department at 562-567-9200.