The Graffiti Rewards Fund offers $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals. The program is a collaboration between Public Works, the District Attorney's Office and the Police Department. If you see a graffiti act in progress, call 911. Never approach a graffiti vandal.
To participate in the Graffiti Rewards Fund Program, fill out the claim form below. Please note, that you must be willing to cooperate with law enforcement officers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply for the reward?
Any person who has filed a police report on or after February 22, 2008 with suspect information that leads to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals. To apply for the reward, you will be required to provide the police report number.
What is the amount of the reward?
The City's Graffiti Rewards Fund rewards citizens with $250 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals.
How do I apply?
Complete the application. Applicants must apply for the reward within 90 days of the imposition of the penalty.
Must I disclose my name?
To be eligible for a reward, you must disclose your name and cooperate with law enforcement.
Would I need to testify?
The applicant must be willing to testify as a witness. Your information may be made available to the defense attorney.
Who determines if I receive the graffiti reward?
The District Attorney's Office will make a recommendation to the Director of the Department of Public Works to authorize the payment based on the accuracy of the information provided and whether it resulted in a conviction.
When would I receive the reward?
If your claim is accepted, the reward will be granted after the suspect's case is resolved successfully.
How long do graffiti trials usually take?
In some cases, it may take up to a year from the date of the incident before you receive your reward.
How do I report an act of graffiti vandalism in progress?
Call 9-1-1 and file a police report. Exercise safety. Never place yourself at risk by approaching individuals.
How do I report information about graffiti vandalism that already occurred?
Call the Police Non-Emergency telephone number at 415-553-0123 and request to meet with an officer and file a police report.
On June 3rd, 2010, DPW, the Office of the District Attorney and the San Francisco Police Department presented checks to three recipients of the Graffiti Rewards Fund and encouraged more of the public to get involved. Read the Press Release. Also, learn more about it in this article from the SF Gate.
Graffiti Rewards Claim Form
Claim forms are also available at:
Department of Public Works
City Hall, Room 348
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Office of the District Attorney
850 Bryant Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco Police Stations