Graffiti By-law 7343

Prevents the unsightliness of property by prohibiting the placement of graffiti and requiring that property be kept free of graffiti.

Graffiti is defined as “one or more letters, symbols or marks, howsoever made, on any structure or thing” placed without the property owner or tenant’s prior, written authorization.

The graffiti by-law requires property owners to have graffiti removed within 10 days of being served a notice from the City. Graffiti that remains after being reported will be removed and the removal cost will be billed to the property owner.

The minimum fine and penalty for anyone doing graffiti without authorization is $500 for each offence under the by-law.

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