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The City's graffiti program emphasizes anti-graffiti education, ordinance enforcement and prevention.  Since its inception in 2001, the program has assisted in the cleanup of more than 5,000 graffiti incidents. 
Read the Graffiti ordinance at Municode.com (Chapter 10)
See graffiti.  Report it by emailing us, using the online reporting form or calling 311.  Most graffiti on public property can be removed within 48 hours.  Removal from private property may take longer due to notification of property owners. 
Gangs and Graffiti
Gangs often use graffiti to mark areas they operate in.  The City's Code Enforcement Division works very close with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to identify gang related graffiti and to map the area where specific gangs operate.  This information keeps officers up to date on what gangs are operating in a particular area and what problems may arise.