What is graffiti?

Graffiti refers to drawings, patterns, scribbles or messages painted, written or carved onto walls or surfaces of public or private property.

Who should I report graffiti to?

Any reports of graffiti will be investigated by our Environmental Enforcement Officers. We are responsible for the removal of graffiti from public property.

Graffiti on private property must be removed by the owner of that property. You could report it directly to the owner of that property rather than report it to us, for example report it directly to Royal Mail if a post box is vandalised.

What is the penalty for being caught doing graffiti?

Anyone caught doing graffiti is likely to receive a fixed penalty notice of £75 or where necessary prosecuted through the magistrates court. The Police will also be notified.

How do I report graffiti?

You can report graffiti to us online, just complete the graffiti, vandalism and fly posting form.
If you know who has committed the offence please inform us so that we can prosecute the offenders.

Malicious graffiti

If you consider the graffiti to be malicious please contact the Police on the non-emergency number 101.

Last updated: Monday, 17 April, 2023.