As the City’s reopening begins, a sign of the decreased number of people who have been out and about over the past months remains:  increased graffiti.

The City of Portland’s Graffiti Program offers reduced-cost removal assistance to residents of any single-family home or condo/apartment building with 10 or fewer units, small businesses (10 or fewer employees, corporate franchisees excluded) and non-profit organizations (excluding large ones like Goodwill Industries or Providence).

Services include painting and/or power washing painted and unpainted surfaces.

To request removal assistance, fill out the graffiti removal service agreement found at portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/639531 and return it by mail or email as instructed on the form.

After placing a request, you should hear back from the program within three to five days.

Locations that do not qualify for City-sponsored graffiti removal assistance may want to contact one of these contractors to perform the work: Portland United Graffiti Removal at 503.764.8355, Graffiti Removal Services at 916.233.7739 or Portland Graffiti Removal at 971.678.5249.