The Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) helps local business owners and residents in the removal of graffiti from their property.
How the Program Works
The program provides labor and materials to remove the graffiti with labor being provided by defendants ordered to perform work hours as a condition of sentencing. In all cases, the property owner must sign a release/waiver authorizing the removal by GAP. The work crew is supervised by an employee of the Municipal Court who oversees the removal process and manages the program.
GAP provides a limited selection of material with three basic colors of paint: white, blue, and tan. If the owner wishes to match the new paint with the original building color, they must provide the paint or other materials for the work crew to use.
To Report Graffiti
Call non-emergency Police Dispatch at (509) 628-0333 to request that a report be taken, at which time the officer will advise you of the program.
Studies show the necessity of the immediate removal of graffiti since removing it quickly can reduce your odds of continued incidents. To reduce further vandalism risk, we recommend that the graffiti be removed by restoring the original appearance of the building or structure as soon as possible.