Graffiti is regulated by the Community Standards Bylaw. Graffiti includes any inscription, slogan or drawing placed on a wall or other public surface without the permission of the property owner.
Graffiti is a Crime
Graffiti is a criminal offence when placed on public or private property without the owner's consent.
Private property owners are required to remove graffiti from their property within a reasonable amount of time.
Buildings and structures should not have graffiti on them that is visible from any surrounding property.
You should call 911 if you witness a graffiti crime in progress.
Keep the exterior of your property clear of graffiti. Tidy walls have a positive effect on your property value and business sales.
The 3 Rs of graffiti management are:
- Record: Take photos of the vandalized area and record when it occurred
- Report: Inform the Edmonton Police Service and the City
- Remove: Wash or paint over the graffiti
Report a Concern
You can call 311 or use their online app to report a bylaw concern