Graffiti Removal

Removing graffiti

Cambridge's graffiti removal program involves a cooperative effort between Public Works, the Police Department, residents, and property owners to remove graffiti from private property.   

To report graffiti, call  Public Works at 617.349.4800, email us, or use Cambridge iReport.  Cambridge iReport is also available on your mobile device, download the app from the iTunes App Store or the Android Marketplace.

 Once the graffiti is reported, an inspector is sent out to examine the damage and to schedule cleaning of graffiti on public property.

If it is determined that Public Works can safely and effectively remove graffiti on private property,  a waiver form is sent to the owner of the property.  Upon receipt of the signed waiver, a crew is scheduled to remove the graffiti. 


Tips for property owners who want to remove graffiti themselves

Printable Fighting Graffiti brochure

Waiver form for graffiti removal on private property

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm