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Reporting Tagging & Graffiti

Reporting Graffiti in Progress

If you witness vandalism or tagging in progress, call 858-565-5200 and report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Department. Do not confront the vandals. Although they may appear to be harmless, they may be carrying weapons. A Deputy will respond based on the priority of the crime compared to others for which they have calls at the time.

Where is the Tagging / Graffiti located?


Report to: San Diego County Code Compliance - Tell Us Now App

Category: Code Compliance

Nature of Complaint >> Graffiti


Report to: Caltrans - Customer Service Request

Situation Type: Graffiti

County Roads

Report to: Department of Public Works - Roads Service Request

Report Category >> Road Maintenance

Report Subcategory >> Graffiti Removal

Power Poles & Utility Boxes


email: or call 800-572-4545

Cox Cable

email: or call 888-566-7751

Helix Water District




Unites States Postal Service


Private Property

As a community, we should work with each other to clean / cover graffiti on private residences instead of reporting to County Code Compliance as fines are pretty steep and some residents may not have the resources or means to correct the issue. Report to Code Compliance as a last resort.

Report to: San Diego County Code Compliance