Graffiti Abatement Program

The City of Watsonville addresses graffiti and litter problems through education, abatement, enforcement, and community participation. The Graffiti Abatement program is responsible for the abatement of graffiti on public property. The removal of graffiti on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.

Examples of Public Property


  • Streetlight poles
  • Traffic signal poles
  • City utility boxes (at traffic signals)
  • Sidewalks, curb and streets
  • City-owned facilities (parks, etc.)

Examples of Private Property


  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential

Report Graffiti


Graffiti Prevention Tips


  • Clean up graffiti on your property within 48 hours to deter repeat vandalism.
  • Install motion-activated lights around your building.
  • Plant vines or other landscaping along walls and fences
  • Deter graffiti with murals
Together we can all do our part to keep Watsonville beautiful.