Graffiti is words or drawings that are written, painted, sprayed or scratched on the surface of any property. Graffiti is illegal and we take it seriously.
We aim to remove any offensive, abusive or racist graffiti within 24 hours from when it was reported. We will do this free of charge.
We can arrange the removal of other (non-offensive) graffiti from private residences or business premises for a cost which will be assessed on an individual basis. The property owner will need to sign a statement of indemnity.
What graffiti you can report to us
You can tell us about graffiti:
- On private or public buildings that's racist, offensive, obscene or politically motivated. You should also report this to the police.
- On any public street furniture, such as on benches, post boxes, street lights and traffic signs.
You can't tell us about graffiti on private buildings unless it's racist, offensive or obscene.
Graffiti removal notices
We can serve graffiti removal notices on any privately owned buildings or street furniture. Any offenders identified who have carried out any defacement will either be prosecuted through the courts or issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 for each area of defacement.