Help wipe out Graffiti in Milton

From the Town of Milton:

Graffiti problem Milton Ontario

The Town of Milton needs your support to help wipe out graffiti.

The Town removes graffiti on Town-owned property within 24 hours if it is considered hateful, racist or obscene and otherwise within 72 hours in high profile areas. Residents can now report graffiti vandalism on Town-owned property by using the new online reporting form at the Town of Milton website (select “graffiti” from the site index).

Halton Regional Police Service will be advised and will investigate criminal acts of graffiti before it is removed. All graffiti will be photographed and documented in reports to the police.

You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Halton Regional Police Service’s property crime officer at (905) 878-5511 ext. 2485. Residents are asked to call 911 immediately if they witness graffiti vandalism in progress.

On private property, a new bylaw requires immediate remedy of graffiti violations by property owners if the graffiti is deemed hateful, racist or obscene. If property owners do not remove the graffiti in a timely manner, the Town now has the authority to remove it and recover associated costs through their property taxes. The bylaw allows some flexibility for the investigating officer to issue verbal or written notice to the property owner or tenant to remedy the violation.

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