Kern County, California

General Services ♦ Graffiti-Off

An extension of Facilities Maintenance, the Graffiti-Off program provides prompt graffiti removal for the residents and business-owners in the unincorporated areas of Kern County. The ultimate goal of the Graffiti-Off program is a graffiti-free community. Do not try to stop a vandal, instead contact the Graffiti-Off program and file a report

To report graffiti:

We also extend our reach with the Adopt a Wall project. Through this countywide program, our staff delivers paint and supplies to homes and businesses interested in adopting a location repeatedly hit by graffiti. To "adopt" a wall apply online or call (661) 868-1605.

“The General Services Graffiti Team performs a community service which helps decrease neighborhood crime. Our goal is to swiftly remove graffiti and provide evidence to law enforcement in an effort to hold taggers accountable for their vandalism.”
-Carl Brewer, Facilities Maintenance Manager

Graffiti

Did you know?

  • General Services has security cameras in graffiti-prone areas
  • In Fiscal Year 2014-2015, Kern County spent approximately $50,000 in graffiti removal supplies and paint
  • Immediate removal, within 24 to 48 hours, is the key to successful graffiti prevention
  • Approximately 80% of graffiti is gang or tagger graffiti
  • Graffiti is the most common type of property vandalism (35%)
  • Graffiti damage up to $400 is punishable by up to one year in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both (CA Penal Code Section 594)
  • Graffiti damage in excess of $400 is a FELONY, and punishable by up to three years in state prison, a $50,000 fine, or both (CA Penal Code Section 594)

Address: Kern County General Services - Graffiti-Off Program
610 E. 18th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305     Map/Directions
Phone #: (661) 32-ERASE
To report vandals in the act,
call the Sheriff's Office:
(661) 861-3110
E-mail: gs-questions@kerncounty.com
Web site: www.co.kern.ca.us/gsd/graffiti