Graffiti is declared to be a public nuisance. Whenever the existence of graffiti on any property within the city shall come to the attention of a code official, the code official shall offer free removal of the graffiti from the owner's property by the municipality. The code official may remove graffiti, at no cost to the owner, upon receiving written consent and a waiver of liability from the property owner, occupant, and/or the owner's representative. The code official may prepare and distribute forms for this purpose.
If the owner refuses the municipality's offer, the code official shall cause a written notice as provided in this article identifying the graffiti and direct its removal to the owner of the property.
In addition to the penalty provided in this division, the city shall have all remedies available at law and equity to abate such nuisance.
(Ord. No. 2009-10-19, § I, 10-26-09
The following are important highlights of the Graffiti Ordinance:
It is unlawful for a minor to posses indelible markers or pressurized devices. (Sec. 11-98)
It is unlawful to sell or give indelible markers or pressurized paint devices to minors. (Sec. 11-97)
Parents and guardians are responsible for graffiti created by their minor dependents. (Sec. 11-99)
Property owners are responsible for removing graffiti on their property. (Sec. 11-100)
The city may remove graffiti at no cost after receiving written consent and a waiver of liability from the property owner. (Sec. 11-96)