City of Kitchener

Graffiti Removal

The City of Kitchener is an active participant in a regional anti-graffiti strategy which is a combination of education, removal and enforcement initiatives aimed at:

  • Reducing the incidence of graffiti in Kitchener and the region
  • Raising awareness about preventive actions that can be taken
  • Highlighting the costs and consequences of vandalism

Learn more about the regional anti-graffiti strategy at 

What is Graffiti?

Graffiti is the etching, painting or placing of a mark on public or private property. When any type of graffiti is placed on public or private property it is considered an act of vandalism and is against the law.

If you see graffiti

If you witness any form of graffiti vandalism in progress, please call 911 immediately and report the crime to the police.

When you see graffiti on property in the city, you are encouraged to report it by:

  • Calling the Graffiti Busters hotline at 1-855-TAG-FREE (824-3733)
  • Or by reporting online

The faster graffiti is reported and removed, the less likely it is to spread or re-appear.

When reporting an incident of graffiti, it is most helpful to us if you can provide as much information regarding the location as possible.

City staff will use the information reported to them to contact the appropriate property owner or agency to call for the graffiti to be removed as soon as reasonably possible.

With your help we can reduce this kind of vandalism in our city and enjoy a cleaner, graffiti-free Kitchener.

Report graffiti on your mobile device!

Use our new mobile app, Pingstreet, to take a photo of graffiti and submit it to us using your mobile phone. Download it now!