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Graffiti abatement program for private properties

Updated January 14, 2016

In November 2009, city council provided additional funds to assist private property owners who are victims of graffiti.

Statistics show that if graffiti is removed within 24 hours the chances of it re-occurring are greatly reduced.

How the program works

Owners can paint over the graffiti, obtain one of a number of removal products available on the market or hire a contractor. When served with a remedial notice, owners have 14 days to remove graffiti from their property.

If you are not able to remove the graffiti yourself, you can request assistance from the Corporate Coordinated Graffiti Abatement Program (CCGAP).

Property owners must sign a waiver authorizing city employees, contractors and/or agents to enter the property and provide graffiti removal services. The graffiti removal services are free of charge to the property owner. However, the City reserves the right to decline services in certain circumstances. The City cannot provide a time frame for graffiti removal.

Reporting graffiti

To report graffiti in progress, call 911. If you are a victim of graffiti or want to report graffiti you see in your community, call 311 or report graffiti online.