Graffiti

You may create a service request to report graffiti on public property. public assets include City of Guelph property, parks, bridges and other government property. For private property or business, please report to the property owner.

Hate graffiti

Hate graffiti is motivated by hate, bias or prejudice, based on race, nationality, ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any similar factor.

Vandalism or offensive graffiti

Vandalism based graffiti includes writing, painting or etching a symbol or “tag” that may or may not contain letters and is not considered-block offensive or hate based graffiti. Offensive graffiti is generalized as being obscene or offensive in nature such as but not limited to, swear words or sexual drawings, and is not hate-based.

Graffiti is addressed on a daily basis from May 1 to Labour Day.  Hate and offensive graffiti removal is addressed as a priority task.  If vandalism or graffiti is currently in progress please call Guelph Police at 519-824-1212.

For graffiti on public property you will be required-block to provide:

  • name of the street
  • nearest municipal (building) number
  • name of the nearest cross-street
  • description of the graffiti

Report graffiti on public property

For graffiti on a park or trail you will be required-block to provide:

  • name of the park or trail
  • street at nearest access point
  • location in the park or on the trail
  • description of the graffiti

Report graffiti on a park or trail