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.

Graffiti Removal

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