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Graffiti is defined as writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place. At least once a week, a member of the City of Lemon Grove’s public works staff is deployed away from their scheduled duties,  to clean up graffiti on public or private property. This costs the City valuable time that could be spent improving other areas of Lemon Grove, as well as money which affects taxpayer dollars.

The Public Works Department hosts the City’s graffiti-abatement program. If you have graffiti on your property, the City of Lemon Grove will remove it at no charge to the property owner. Please be advised that we must have consent in order to access your property.

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**Please note: We will be using the paint on hand, which may not match the existing color.

 A consent door hanger will be posted when graffiti is apparent and intended for removal. A removal authorization form (authorizing access onto your property) must be on file with the City in order to receive this free service. Please fill out form and mail back or fax to:

  • City of Lemon Grove
    Public Works Department
    3232 Main St.
    Lemon Grove, CA 91945
  • Fx: 619-825-3818


Is Graffiti Art?

The difference between art and graffiti is that art is done on property with the permission of the property owner. Art is a creative and productive form of expression; graffiti is a punishable crime.

 More information about Prohibition of Application of Graffiti to Private or Public Property, please read Chapter 9.32 of the Lemon Grove Municipal Code.

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