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New Bicycle Registration Form

Despite our best efforts to prevent theft, many bicycles are reported stolen in our community every year.  Completing the bike registration form helps us identify and return stolen bicycles to their rightful owners.

San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

Graffiti

When reporting graffiti vandalism in progress, call (415) 485-3000 and be prepared to give a description of the location of the graffiti, the suspect's clothing, age, height, gender and what was used to do the graffiti. For all other calls, call the hotline at (415) 485-5326.

The Public Works Department:

  • Removes graffiti from public property
  • Manages the graffiti abatement contractor

The San Rafael Police Department:

  • Enforces the City's municipal code ordinance
  • Conducts vandalism investigations

How do I distinguish public property from private property?

In general, public property includes parks, streets, sidewalks, and street furniture - for example, traffic signals, streetlights, water hydrants, and signs. Report graffiti in these areas to the responsible agency. Private property is typically located behind the sidewalk - for example, buildings, walls, and fences.

Who is responsible for graffiti removal on private property?

Graffiti removal on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Exceptions include private utility structures (boxes, poles, etc.) located in the public right-of-way, or State/County property, which can be referred to the appropriate agency. Public Works may get involved if the graffiti is not removed.

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