In an effort to deter the city’s continuing graffiti concern, enforcement efforts are being increased to have graffiti removed as quickly as possible. Property owners are responsible and liable for the care and upkeep of their properties which includes the removal of graffiti. Graffiti on private property must be removed as soon as possible to discourage repeat occurrences. The sooner the graffiti is removed the less likely it will become tagged again.
South Salt Lake code 9.12.020 – Graffiti Removal states:
A. The owner or tenant or any person in possession of or in control of real property who shall fail to remove any drawing, inscription or writing, commonly known as "graffiti," which was written or drawn so as to be seen by the public, within seven days after having been notified to do so, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
Salt Lake County has several locations where you can obtain cleaning supplies to assist you in the removal of graffiti, such a Residents Against Graffiti located at 2001 South State Street. Call 801-468-2182 for more information.
For graffiti removal questions, contact our Code Enforcement Graffiti Officer at 801-483-6002.
To report graffiti, you are required to notify non-emergency dispatch at 801-840-4000.