Graffiti Mitigation


Hawkwood has a fantastic graffiti mitigation program for our public spaces. Volunteers regularly tour the community to report and remove graffiti.  You can help combat graffiti (and other vandalism) by keeping your eyes peeled, and addressing damage quickly.

What To Do:

  • If you witness vandals in the act please call 9-1-1. This has successfully reduced graffiti in the past.

  • If you notice vandalism please alert the City by calling 3-1-1.  You can also use the 3-1-1 App from your phone or computer.  This is an great tool for reporting many community issues and getting them addressed quickly.  Go to the following link to download and for instruction on how to use:  http://www.calgary.ca/cfod/csc/pages/about-311-calgary-app.aspx?redirect=/cs/csc/
  • Immediately remove graffiti from your property. Statistics show that if graffiti is removed within 24 hours the chances of it re-occurring are greatly reduced.

The best way to combat graffiti and vandalism is to keep your eyes peeled, and to address damage quickly.

Owners can paint over the graffiti, obtain one of a number of removal products available on the market or hire a contractor. When served with a remedial notice, owners have 14 days to remove graffiti from their property according to

icon_pdf_sCalgary Community Standards Bylaw 5M2004.

If you are not able to remove the graffiti yourself, you can request assistance from the City’s Corporate Coordinated Graffiti Abatement Program (CCGAP).Property owners must sign a waiver authorizing city employees, contractors and/or agents to enter the property and provide graffiti removal services. The graffiti removal services are free of charge to the property owner. However, the City reserves the right to decline services in certain circumstances. The City cannot provide a time frame for graffiti removal.

Citation: Some text on this page taken from the City of Calgary Bylaw Services website at this address (http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/ABS/Pages/Bylaws-by-topic/Graffiti-abatement-private-properties.aspx) on 27 June 2013