All requests for the removal of graffiti on Town property are responded to by making an inspection of the site and, if suspicious or suggestive of gang activity, referred to the Suffolk County Police Department. The Police Department requests to be alerted to any possible gang activity, often reflected by graffiti tags. The Town will then remove the graffiti within 48 business hours.
If the graffiti is on personal or private property, the service request gets forwarded to Code Enforcement for an inspection and determination of a violation. If in violation, the property owner is given a warning and 20 days to remove the graffiti. If no action is taken by the property owner, a summons is issued and the Town will prosecute this violation to the fullest extent of the law.