Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Streets, sidewalks & alleys

Report graffiti

If you see graffiti in your community, you can request its removal for free. The Graffiti Abatement Team can usually remove or cover up graffiti in 4-5 days, except in cases of adverse weather.


When you report graffiti, you may be asked:

  • The address and ZIP code where the graffiti appears.
  • What kind of structure the graffiti is on.
  • The type of surface the graffiti is on. If you own the surface, and you want it repainted, you will pick a color for repainting. Surfaces like natural brick, stone, or metal can be power-washed.
  • Where the graffiti is on the structure.
  • Your name, address, and phone number. This information is confidential.

The Graffiti Abatement Team will not remove graffiti above the first floor of a building.


You can request this service by filling out the online Graffiti Removal Form. You can also call to ask for its removal.

If the graffiti is on a home, business, municipal building, street sign, or traffic signal outside of Center City, call 311. If you are calling from outside of the City limits, call (215) 686-8686.

If the graffiti appears elsewhere, use the table below to find the right contact information.

Graffiti location Contact number
Structure in the Center City District (Map) (215) 440-5500
Public school (215) 400-6434
Mailbox (215) 895-8610
Newsstand (610) 800-6455
Newspaper box (610) 292-6322
PECO property (800) 494-4000 and press 0
PGW property (215) 684-6288
Rail corridor Contact the corridor’s owner.
SEPTA bridges (215) 580-7800