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Graffiti Removal Program
The City of Artesia is accepting applications for the Graffiti Removal Program!

The City of Artesia's Graffiti Removal Program assists homeowners by offering graffiti removal services and supplies to those who frequently deal with graffiti placed on their property. The Graffiti Removal Program offers two types of services for property owners in the City. The options include the receipt of free graffiti removal supplies (paint or removal chemicals) or removal by the City for a nominal fee. 

Homeowners retain ultimate responsibility for their property, the City bears no obligation to match paint colors or to perform work on private property, and the City is not liable and makes no guarantees for the effectiveness of materials provided. Upon approval of an application for materials or abatement by City staff, the property owner will be contacted arrange pick up of supplies, or the removal by City staff. 

Removal Supplies Option
Artesia property owners will be eligible to receive one (1) gallon of graffiti removal chemicals or one (1) gallon of a standard paint color for graffiti removal for free upon submitting a complete application, subject to approval by City staff.  Property owners may request additional supplies upon the depletion of the initial supplies.

To be eligible to receive graffiti removal materials, an Artesia homeowner must submit a complete Application form. Homeowners are eligible to request a new batch of supplies upon the depletion of their first batch. By receiving supplies, the property owner agrees to use the supplies to remove graffiti on their property within 72 hours, and to send the City photographic evidence that the graffiti was removed. Supplies will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and funds are limited, so property owners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Removal by the City Option
Artesia property owners will be eligible to have graffiti on private property that is adjacent to a public right-of-way removed by the City for a nominal fee. Removal is subject to the receipt of a complete Application form and Graffiti Abatement Consent and Release Form. By filing the Application and Consent and Release Form, the property owner agrees pay the fees associated with removal and to authorize the City remove graffiti within 72 hours without further notice to the property owner. Fees for removal services are as follows:

Single-Family Residential: $15 per removal

Multi-Family Residential: $50 per removal

Commercial: $100 per removal

The City will document each instance of graffiti prior to removing it with photographs and will provide the photos along with an invoice to the property owner to remit payment. Payment is due within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.  Failure to remit payment will result in a cancellation of the City’s removal services and may result in Code Enforcement actions against the property.  A property owner my contact the City in writing to remove their property from the program and will be responsible graffiti removal on their property.

For program guidelines and the application, please click here. Complete application packets can be submitted via email , or in person or by mail to: City of Artesia, Attn: Graffiti Removal Program, 18747 Clarkdale Ave., Artesia, CA 90701. You may also submit them to a City Maintenance staff member or Code Enforcement officer.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Bates, Management Analyst at (562) 865-6262, extension 245, or via email at