Graffiti is done without permission and is considered vandalism. Gang graffiti is also threatening. In both cases, graffiti will attract more of the same if left in place. It creates a perception that the area where it is found is unsafe. For these reasons it is important to address it as soon as it is observed.
On September 17, 2014 a Graffiti Ordinance will take effect. Here's a video with more information on this new ordinance.
How should I report Graffiti?
With suspect information
If you see someone engaging in or have information about a suspect call
9-1-1 and state you are a Vancouver resident with a graffiti report.
Without suspect information
If graffiti is West of Andresen Road on Private Property – call the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct at: 360-487-7355 to make a report during regular business hours.
If graffiti is East of Andresen Road on Private Property – call the Vancouver Police Department East Precinct at: 360-487-7500 to make a report during regular business hours.
You can also make a police report for graffiti without suspect information anytime by calling the Vancouver Police Department during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at (360) 487-7355.
If graffiti is located on Public Property – call the City of Vancouver Operations at: 360-696-8177 during regular business hours.
If the graffiti is located on State Highways or related overpasses – call the Washington State Department of Transportation at: 360-759-1300 during regular business hours.
If the graffiti is located on Electrical Boxes – call Clark Public Utility District at: 360-992-3000 during regular business hours.
If the graffiti is located on Bus Stops or Buses – call C-Tran at: 360-695-0123 or 360-696-4494 and leave message.
We all have an opportunity to rid our community of this problem by following the suggested steps of RECORD, REPORT and REMOVE. Thank you for your help.