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Sunnyvale, CA 94088
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How to Prevent Graffiti

Rapid and continual removal of graffiti is the best way for property owners to protect their properties and preserve the image of their neighborhood. Studies have shown that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of reoccurrence.

How to prevent graffiti

  1. Report graffiti quickly.
  2. Remove graffiti promptly, the sooner graffiti is removed, the better!
  3. Limit access to areas on your property that are prone to graffiti. This may include planting trees, shrubs, ivy, or thorny vegetation near graffiti-plagued areas.
  4. Install motion-sensor security lighting in dark areas of your property.
  5. Start a Neighborhood Watch program in your area.

We are here to help you!

The City offers a free graffiti prevention assessment for residential and business properties.  City staff can meet with you at your property and provide the following information and resources:

  1. Graffiti prevention tips specific to your property
  2. Graffiti removal tips
  3. Graffiti reporting resources
  4. Crime prevention resources through our Neighborhood Watch program

To schedule an appointment for a free graffiti prevention assessment of your property or business, call Neighborhood Preservation at (408) 730-7610 or e-mail Neighborhood Preservation

For more graffiti prevention tips go to graffitihurts.org

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