Graffiti Abatement

The Fort Worth Police Department works closely with the City of Fort Worth Gang Graffiti Abatement Program.

The two most popular types of graffiti are gang graffiti and tagger graffiti. Graffiti is marking on property of another without consent. Gang graffiti is graffiti which relates to a particular gang. Tagger graffiti is graffiti which relates to a particular person or crew. A crew consists of 5 to 10 individuals who "tag."

You can help defeat the problem of graffiti by removing it from your property as soon as possible. If you need assistance in removing graffiti from your property, contact the Graffiti Abatement Program, at 817-392-2700. 


Please report the crime of graffiti as soon as possible to your Neighborhood Patrol Officer or the Police Non-Emergency number 817-392-4222.

Together, we can make Fort Worth Graffiti-Free.

 Why should I care about graffiti?

Not only is graffiti unattractive, it lowers property values and encourages other types of crime in neighborhoods. By removing graffiti promptly, property owners can send a message to the people responsible for graffiti.

How can I remove graffiti from my property?
The City of Fort Worth's Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP) helps property owners remove graffiti from their property AT NO COST.

What services does GAP provide?
Free graffiti removal and anti-graffiti education programs and volunteer opportunities.

How can I get FREE paint?
If your property has been vandalized come to the Graffiti Abatement Program located at 920 Woodward, just east of the White Settlement Road/Henderson Street intersection, near downtown Fort Worth. You will need to bring with you:

  • pictures of the graffiti
  • a picture ID
  • proof of ownership or residency at the property (such as a recent water bill, electric bill, or tax statement)
  • provide copy of police report

Does the type of property matter?
No. FREE paint is available for private residences as well as commercial properties.

Can I get help with labor?
Yes. You will need to complete a form allowing the Graffiti Abatement Program permission to remove the graffiti from your property.

If you are the property owner of a property vandalized by graffiti and would like free assistance with removal, download a "Permission to Remove Graffiti Form" by visiting Please fax the completed form to 817-392-2702 or email (scanned signature required) to

What is the Graffiti Patrol?
The Graffiti Patrol was created by the City of Fort Worth, and is composed of city employees, adults  and juveniles who must perform court mandated community service. In addition to painting over graffiti, the Graffiti Patrol also uses sandblasting and mural painting to help control graffiti.


  • Remove graffiti from your property promptly. It is illegal in the City of Fort Worth to allow graffiti to remain on your property.
  • Report graffiti at any location to one of the following:
    • Graffiti Abatement Program 817-392-2700
    • Download myFtWorth Phone App
    • Code Compliance 817-392-6320
    • Volunteer your time to help the Graffiti Patrol. Call 817-392-2700 for information on volunteering.
  • To report the crime of graffiti on your property, call 817-392-4222 or complete a police report online
  • To arrange for free assistance with removing graffiti, call 817-392-2700.

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