Report an instance of graffiti

Graffiti is words or drawings written, painted, sprayed or scratched onto the surface of any property or structure.

We are responsible for removing graffiti from:

  • public buildings
  • benches
  • bins
  • monuments
  • council-owned property

You can report graffiti using our online form.

Before you use this form

If the graffiti is on private property

If the graffiti is on private property, you’ll need to report it to the property owner.

If the graffiti is on:

Street furniture, such as:

  • telephone boxes
  • bus shelters
  • telecommunication boxes

Or on property belonging to:

  • statutory undertakers
  • education institutions

Then we will forward your report to the relevant organisation responsible for their assets and property.

If no action is taken within a reasonable time, we have powers to require the removal of the graffiti by serving a Defacement Removal Notice.

Start this form

Removal of graffiti

The council will remove graffiti from its property and may be able to offer a paid service for removing graffiti from a private property - email for further information.