The Urban Corps Graffiti Erasers department partners with the City of San Diego, the San Diego Unified Port District, and the City of Carlsbad to remove graffiti. Using state-of-the-art equipment and graffiti removal techniques, Corpsmembers annually remove approximately  2 million square feet of graffiti to improve San Diego County. Urban Corps is familiar with and practices Environmental Protection Agency's standards for preventing illegal water run-off and harmful chemicals and has been recognized by the City of San Diego for best management practices in water quality control while conducting graffiti abatement.


To discuss hiring Urban Corps for graffiti removal services, please call program manager D'Wane Brown at (619) 235-6884.

NOTICE: As of July 1, 2015, Urban Corps is no longer receiving hotline and online requests for graffiti removal.


All graffiti requests must be processed through the City of San Diego, and Urban Corps will only be assigned removal on approved private properties.


Access the Private Property Graffiti Removal Consent Form here.

Options for Reporting Graffiti in the City of San Diego

Graffiti erasers

On behalf of the Chicano Park Steering Committee, the artists, and the community, I want to thank your students for all the help they have given us at Chicano Park in cleaning up all the graffiti these last several weeks. When I asked Urban Corps to help by power washing the graffiti off of the Zapata Statue and the Barrio Logan Mural, and painting over some pillars, you did not hesitate and got the job done immediately.  I want to give a special thank you…for their help.

— Tommie Camarillo, Chair, Chicano Park Steering Committee

"I am contacting you to give special thanks to your Graffiti Abatement Dept. Especially (Supervisors) Cesar and Lilya. I have 35 plus years in Customer Service, the level of Professionalism, Respect, and Communication that these people bring to the hard work they preform is excellent! The residents of Lincoln Park see their efforts daily, and how it makes our part of the City of San Diego brighter for all to enjoy."

— Christian Cerises, Chollas Creek Villas HOA President

"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

"Thanks for your quick response taking care of graffiti. YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE THE BEST!"


— Rob Epstein, Hillview Property Management,Inc

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Urban Corps of San Diego County

San Diego Center - 3127 Jefferson Street San Diego, CA 92110

North County Center - 2200 Micro Place Escondido CA 92029


Phone: (619) 235-6884 I Fax: (619) 235-5425

Office Hours: Monday – Friday  08:00AM – 4:30PM