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Graffiti Prevention & Removal

stickers and graffiti at Skytrain station

Combat and prevent graffiti on your property, in your neighbourhood and in your local parks with help from the City and local volunteer groups.

Reporting graffiti

If you see graffiti on City property, you can use our online Report a Problem service, email graffiti@surrey.ca, or call the Anti-Graffiti Hotline at 604-591-4370.

Removing graffiti

Graffiti cleanup on private property is the property owner's responsibility, and action should be taken as soon as possible. If action is not taken in a reasonable timeframe, the City can remove the graffiti and recover the costs through the property tax process.

You can also consider these options:

Anti-Graffiti Program: Contact the Surrey Crime Prevention Society for help removing graffiti. The Society coordinates neighbourhood paint-outs and volunteers to remove the graffiti.

Paint Voucher Program: Use a paint voucher to get a reduced price on paint and supplies from select retailers. Submit your online service request for a paint voucher through Bylaw Enforcement.

Cabinet Wrap Program

The City has successfully minimized graffiti in our communities by wrapping Telus, Hydro, and traffic cabinet boxes in high traffic areas with our cabinet wrap program. Since 2008, we have been using anti-graffiti laminate in the cabinet wrap material, which reduces the time and cost of graffiti removal.

Our Neighbouhood Enhancement Planner guides developers, strata owners and other groups looking to wrap a utility cabinet. Reach out to neighbourhoodteam@surrey.ca for help selecting graphics and connecting with vinyl wrap suppliers.

Please note that single-family residential properties are not permitted to wrap BC Hydro boxes as per BC Hydro policy. Learn more about BC Hydro's decorative wrap procedures.