CHAPTER 14B. GRAFFITI CONTROL.
Article II. Abatement, Notice, Hearing, Appeals.
Sec. 14B-2-1. Removal of graffiti.
(a) Any person applying graffiti within the city shall have the duty to
remove the same within twenty-four hours after notice by the city or the public
or private owner of the property involved. Failure of any person to so remove
graffiti shall constitute a separate infraction and, upon conviction thereof,
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars for a first violation,
one hundred dollars for a second violation within one year, and two hundred
fifty dollars for each additional conviction within one year. Every day that
said graffiti is not removed after notice shall constitute a separate
(b) Whenever the chief of police or his/her designated
representative determines that graffiti is so located on public or privately
owned structures on public or privately owned real property within the city so
as to be capable of being viewed by a person utilizing any public right-of-way,
the police chief, or his/her designated representative, is authorized to provide
for the removal of the graffiti solely at the city’s expense, without
reimbursement from the property owner upon whose property the graffiti has been
applied upon the following conditions:
(1) In removing the graffiti, the
painting or repair of a more extensive area shall not be
(2) When a structure is owned by a public entity other than the
city, the removal of the graffiti may be authorized only after securing the
consent of the public entity having jurisdiction over the
(3) Where a structure is privately owned, the removal of the
graffiti by city forces, or by a private contractor under the direction of the
city, may be authorized only after securing the consent of the owner. (Ord. No.