​Graffiti Hotline 214-670-TIPS (8477) Help Stop Graffiti


Misson statement

 The Dallas Police Department is dedicated to the eradication of graffiti vandalism by pursuing prosecution of the suspects to the fullest extent of the law, as well as providing education and preventive programs though coordinated efforts of city agencies, business organizations and community groups.




Painting graffiti, also known as "tagging", is a crime. If you see someone tagging property please call 9-1-1 immediately, however if it's not gang related and under $2,500 please complete a Dallas Online Report.

If you see graffiti in your neighborhood, please report it to the Department of Code Compliance.  You can either call 3-1-1 or make a service request online.


City Ordinance: SEC. 31-39.1 Possession of Graffiti implements Prohibited

Punishable by a fine of not less that $200 or more than $500.

A parent or guardian of a minor could be cited also.

Graffiti is a crime:  Penal Code 28.08 and is punishable by 180 days in jail and a $2,000.00 fine.