Code Compliance

​Code Compliance​

​​​​​Graffiti Abatement and Prevention Program

​​​Graffiti Abatement and Prevention Program​ ​

The City of Dallas Graffiti Abatement & Prevention Program (GAPP) is a divisional component under the Department of Code Compliance.

  • Promoting public safety, health and improving quality of life
  • Reduces the negative impact of vandalism

GAPP's mission is to eliminate problematic graffiti / tagging through community involvement, education & building sustainable partnerships.



What makes Graffiti illegal?

A very basic explanation is: the personal act of marking or etching on someone’s property without their effective consent.
City of Dallas Ordinance No. 28048
Texas Statute Title 7. Chapter 28. Section 28.08

Report Incident
You can report an incident by either calling 3-1-1, or contact district office directly at (214) 670-6863

Get Involved

Our motto is “Together We Can Do It Better” and we need your help, please consider partnering with us. Explore our current program listing to decide which opportunity is the best fit for you and/or your group. We can’t wait to help you make a difference!


Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Graffiti Program has been established to enable individuals seeking to take immediate graffiti abatement actions within the City of Dallas. This program also focuses on Graffiti Control, Prevention and Removal. However, where the Adopt-a-Block Program is geared towards sustained and acute geographically centered graffiti abatement, the Volunteer Graffiti Program gives the volunteer freedom to abate graffiti throughout the city as long as said volunteer adheres to all applicable laws, ordinances and city code.


Graffiti Wipe-Out Program

The Graffiti Wipe-Out program works with Dallas area non-profit, volunteer organizations, schools, corporations, neighborhood associations, and groups interested in eliminating graffiti within the City of Dallas. Wipe-Out projects focus on acute geographical areas where there is a high concentration of Graffiti vandalism. Groups of 20-30 volunteers are trained and given the tools necessary to paint over all graffiti in the area.

Donations - GAPP's wish-list

  • Water based paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint rollers
  • Paint trays
  • Plastic gloves

Contact Us

The Graffiti Abatement and Prevention Program Team is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact us with your questions and comments.

Graffiti Abatement and Prevention Program
2721 Municipal St.
Dallas, Texas 75215

Office Phone: 214-670-8200
Fax: 214-670-0486