Mailing Address

Development Services Dept
Code Enforcement Unit
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas

Request for Code Services

Residents: 311
   Outside: (210) 207 6000

Office Phone Numbers

Phone: (210) 207 7881
FAX: (210) 207 0199


Graffiti costs Americans more than $8 billion per year. It hurts property values, drives away business, and sends the message that nobody cares about the community. Graffiti is everybody's problem.

graffiti Graffiti is ugly. It comes in all shapes and colors and can be found on buildings, highways, fences and other surfaces. It’s often done without permission and it’s against the law. Graffiti is an eyesore that decreases property values, is a drain on tax dollars and makes residents feel unsafe.

The City and several other local organizations, through a partnership called the Graffiti Wipeout Program, are doing a number of things to decrease this vandalism, such as painting over and removing graffiti on public property in parks and other areas in designated corridors. Through the "Grow over Graffiti" program, property owners are also encouraged to plant trees or ivy to cover walls and fences with graffiti. But what can you do to get rid of graffiti? Get involved. Report graffiti in progress or graffiti that needs to be painted over. Organize a neighborhood paint out or learn how to create a community mural. Donate paint brushes, rollers or other materials that can remove graffiti. Or learn more about graffiti and the negative effects it can have on your community.

Check out the links on this web site if you want to find out how you can get rid of graffiti. Don’t live with it. Wipe it out!

For more information on Graffiti Wipeout activities or to be added to a mailing list, call Lisa McKenzie, Graffiti Abatement Coordinator, at (210) 207-5430.