SFPD Graffiti Abatement Program

Graffiti Abatement


Graffiti Abatement Unit | Frequently Asked Questions | Reward Claim Form

Reporting Graffiti Vandalism Can Be RewardingGraffiti vandalism is a great concern for the citizens and employees of the City of San Francisco.The Graffiti Rewards Fund is a partnership between the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, theOffice of the Mayor of San Francisco, the San Francisco Police Department, and the San FranciscoDepartment of Public Works.

The San Francisco Department of Public Works, under the leadership of Public Works DirectorEdward Reiskin, is establishing the Graffiti Rewards Fund to partner with the citizens of San Francisco towork to address the problem of graffiti vandalism.

The City's Graffiti Rewards Fund rewards citizens with $250 for information leading to the arrestand conviction of graffiti vandals. Graffiti Rewards Fund claim forms are available to be picked up inperson at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, San Francisco Police Department stations, or the

Department of Public Works. To request a Reward Fund claim form by telephone, call 311.

REMEMBER – Graffiti Vandalism is a crime

  • For information about claiming a graffiti reward, call 311.
  • If you have information about a crime that has already occurred, call the San Francisco Police 415-553-0123.
  • If you see a graffiti crime in progress, call 911

Complete the Reward Claim Form, and then send the completed form to:

Department of Public Works
Graffiti Rewards Fund
2323 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

To be eligible for a reward through the program, you must disclose your name and cooperate with lawenforcement. If your claim is accepted, rewards will be granted after the suspect's case is resolvedsuccessfully. Diversion of the perpetrator to a community service program, or a plea bargain to a lesseroffense also constitutes a successful resolution. In some cases, it may take up to a year from the date ofthe incident before you receive your reward. If the Director of the Department of Public Works at therecommendation of the District Attorney's Office deems that your information is accurate and led to theconviction, the Department of Public Works will authorize the payment of the reward. The Reward Fundis reimbursed and funded through the collection of fines and penalties levied against other offenders.