Graffiti Ordinance In Effect
The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage prompt removal of graffiti after the incident
is reported to the Tigard Police Department. It also discourages graffiti from remaining in
place for extended periods of time, which can also encourage additional graffiti.
||Reporting Graffiti Vandalism
graffiti vandalism, please contact Police Dispatch
Please know that it is not our intent to victimize you twice as a result of your victimization.
It is however, essential to the welfare of our entire community to have graffiti removed
as promptly as possible. To this end, the City will be pleased to work with you and try
to make it as easy as possible.
It is important for you to know that failure to remove the graffiti after the 14 days notice
can result in a civil infraction. The fine for this violation can be imposed up to a
$100 fine per day, until the graffiti is removed. Naturally, we would not welcome
this action of enforcement, and sincerely anticipate that residents affected will take
the proper steps to eradicate the graffiti.
We have contacted local paint stores to help make this cleanup effort as easy as possible.
The following businesses have agreed to offer discounts on paint purchased to diminish the
effects of graffiti vandalism:
||10115 SW Nimbus Ave, Tigard
||14800 SW Sequoia Pkwy, Tigard
||12615 SW 72nd Ave, Tigard
In the event you seek their generous offer of discounted paint, please be prepared to provide
the store with the Tigard Police case number associated with your incident.
Need to Report Vandalism?
If you need to report graffiti vandalism to your property, please contact the non-emergency
police dispatch at 503-629-0111.
Relevant Municipal Code References
- TMC 6.02.060 - Graffiti
- TMC 1.16.140 - Time to Abate Infraction After Notice
- 1.16.160 - Notice - Methods of Service
- 1.16.210 - Civil Infractions Summons and Complaint - Timing
- 1.16.230 - Civil Infraction Summons and Citation - Service -
Failure to Receive - Default
- 1.16.340 - Remedial Action by the City - Summary Abatement