With graffiti on a downward trend over the past few years, there’s still some pockets of graffiti that appear and our City’s Public Works Department is quick to remove it.
As a reminder to those that intend to deface public or private property, vandals may face fines of up to $1,000 and six months in jail. If the graffiti damage exceeds $400, the crime will be prosecuted as a felony. Juveniles who are caught and convicted, their parents face fines of up to $1,000 and/or six months in jail plus restitution for all costs incurred for graffiti clean-up, court costs, attorney fees, law enforcement and any rewards paid. Convicted juveniles also risk revocation of their driver’s license or postponement of the issuance of a driver’s license for one year.
To report graffiti, download the City’s PR Connect App available for both Android and Apple platforms. To report graffiti in progress, contact the Pico Rivera Sheriff’s Station at 562.949.2421.