Graffiti By-Law

About the by-law


Graffiti is a drawing that is spray painted or handwritten on building walls or structures without the consent of the property owner.


The Anti-graffiti By-law 46-2009 (PDF) prohibits graffiti on public and private property and requires all properties to be kept free of graffiti.



  • No one must allow, cause or permit graffiti to be placed on any property. 
  • The owner of a property must maintain the property (including walls and fences) and ensure it is free of graffiti.




  • A person, owner or corporation found in violation of this by-law will be issued a “Notice to Comply.” 
  • A person who is convicted of an offence may be fined up to $20,000, and up to $50,000 for subsequent offences.  
  • A corporation that is convicted of an offence may be fined up to $50,000, and up to $100,000 for subsequent offences.


Grafitti on City property may be reported online or call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281.



For any graffiti or vandalism found on hydro boxes, contact Alectra Inc. To report mailbox graffiti or vandalism, contact Canada Post.


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