Graffiti Merchant Inspection Program

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The Code Enforcement Division conducts periodic inspections of all merchants in the city known to sell graffiti-related products. This valuable inspection program not only educates those businesses not in compliance, but also reminds all merchants who sell graffiti related implements of their role in the city’s’ efforts to eliminate graffiti for the betterment of the community.


What you need to know as a graffiti implement merchant...

Selling of Graffiti Implements
No merchant or person may sell, deliver or give graffiti implements to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years. A violation of this ordinance is a Class I misdemeanor and enforced by the City of Avondale Police Department.


Storage of Graffiti Implements

Graffiti implements cannot be available to the public without employee assistance.


Definitions of Graffiti Implements

  • Aerosol paint — Any aerosol container that contains anything other than a solution which can be removed with water after the solution dries.
  • Broad tip markers — Any marker or similar implement which has a writing tip which is 1/2 inch wide or greater and contains anything other than a solution that can be removed with water after the solution dries.
  • Etching implements — Tools, implements, products or solutions manufactured for the purpose of permanently altering glass, metal or other surfaces.
  • Paint stick, graffiti stick or bleeder — An implement containing paint, wax, epoxy or any other similar substance. You may also view our "Wipe Out Graffiti" informational brochure in a .pdf format.

Please fee free to submit an Online Complaint Form or visit the myAvondale smartphone app to report a suspected code violation. Please  email Code Enforcement if you have any questions or need additional information.