The graffiti department’s corpsmembers operate 6-days a week from a 24-hour hotline and self-generating visuals. Urban Corps partners with the City of San Diego, the San Diego Unified Port District, and the Cities of Chula Vista and Escondido to remove graffiti. Using state-of-the art equipment, Urban Corpsmembers annually remove graffiti from over 4-million square feet of wall space and sidewalks to improve the County of San Diego. Urban Corps’ trucks are equipped with power washers, boom lifts for hard to reach areas, reclamation and recycling units, paint sprayers and paint Urban Corps is familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for illegal water run-off and harmful chemicals in water tanks. In 2005 Urban Corps was recognized by the City of San Diego for best management practices in water quality control while conducting graffiti abatement services in the East Village. To report graffiti contact call our hot line: (800) 829-6884

To contract for graffiti removal services call: (619) 235-6884

"Just wanted to write a big Thank You! and a Great Job! to Urban Corps.  UC recently came around the alleys of my neighborhood and have removed tons of graffiti.  It makes a really big difference and I want to thank the crew very much." 

— Mark, University Heights

“I’d like to leave a compliment for the graffiti crew working in my neighborhood. I call in a lot (through the graffiti hotline) and you guys are always on it! Give those guys a pat on the back for me. Thanks!”

— Paul Barraza, Paradise Hills

“I would like to take the time to let you know, what a wonderful job (the crew) did for us removing graffiti. They went above and beyond and definitely made Urban Corps shine. I very much appreciate the job that they performed.”

Bridgette Brashear, City of San Diego Public Works/ Facilities

“Thank you for removing graffiti in my neighborhood a couple of months ago. It was gone within days of my notification of the graffiti to Urban Corps. Keep up the good work. You are awesome!”

Lori Mendez

“Thank you for Urban Corps’ terrific work …and the quick turnaround and quality of the work.”

Cynthia R. Harris
Council Representative & Policy Advisor for Councilmember Marti Emerald