Graffiti is a problem that impacts our neighborhoods in a variety of ways. It decreases property values in residential neighborhoods, negatively impacts industrial and commercial areas, and it is often the first sign of criminal street gang activity. If you spot graffiti, please report it!
Businesses and residences who are victimized by graffiti are responsible for its removal. Contact the Police Department at 541-766-6924 prior to removing graffiti, as they will match victims with businesses offering to sell paint at cost, provided there is a police report and/or business card from the responding police officer; the back of the card should include the case number and the words “Qualified for Victims of Graffiti Project.” The Downtown Corvallis Association (541-754-6624) also has graffiti clean up and painting materials available for its members. The Police Department has produced a Graffiti brochure with additional information. For a copy, call 541-766-6924.
Graffiti in Parks: Please call Parks and Recreation directly at 541-766-6918. Parks staff typically remove graffiti on sight (especially if it is offensive), or within 48 hours if special equipment is needed to remove it. The Police Department will be contacted by Parks staff if it is hate, gang, theft, or high-value related.
Graffiti on City signs, pump stations, buildings, reservoirs, traffic signal controller cabinets, bridges, etc: Please call Public Works at 541-766-6916. Response is typically on the same day. The Department will also facilitate callers reporting graffiti on County (signs), State (bridge abutments) and private utility (Qwest, Comcast cabinets) properties as the responsible party is often difficult for a citizen to know.