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Graffiti

It's illegal to draw or paint graffiti on public or private property without permission. Those caught can be prosecuted, and if found guilty can be fined up to £5,000.

Report graffiti

We don’t remove graffiti from:

We will remove graffiti if:

  • offensive; or
  • the property is owned by the council

Graffiti on private property

We offer a free of charge graffiti removal service to private residents and businesses. To receive this service, the following must apply:

  • the graffiti must face the public highway
  • the graffiti must not be situated higher than 2 metres from ground level on the building
  • the graffiti must be deemed offensive
  • we must have received written permission from the property owner by way of completing our graffiti removal disclaimer

There may be occasions when the only means of dealing with graffiti is to paint over it. In such circumstances, we will endeavour to match the paint colour but we cannot guarantee a complete match.

For graffiti that is not deemed offensive and you'd like us to remove it, contact us for a quote. We can only remove graffiti from private property if it faces the public highway and we have written permission from the property owner.

Page last updated: 23 November 2023

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