Grafitti is a problem that every neighbourhood deals with but in the Township of North Dumfries we want grafitti to be prevented, reported, and cleaned up if it occurs. The Township has a by-law in place to handle grafitti (By-Law# 2454-11) and help keep our community clean.
For purposes of the by-law:
"Grafitti" means one or more letters, symbols, marks, pictorial representations, messages or slogans howsoever made on any property, but does not include the following:
(a) A sign, public notice, or traffic control mark authorized by the Township, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo or the federal or provincial governments; or,
(b) A sign authorized by pursuant to a permit issued under the Township's Sign By-Law.
Whereas, grafitti is prohibited and no person shall place graffiti, or cause or permit graffiti to be placed on any property. An owner shall keep their property free of graffiti.
Penalties on a first conviction is a fine not less than $400 and not more than $100,000 and any subsequent conviction to a fine of not more than $10,000 for each day or part of a day on which the contravention has continued after the day on which the person was first convicted.
For the full By-Law# 2454-11, click here.
The Township also has a Grafitti Hotline to call and report grafitti:
Call 1-855-TAG-FREE (1-855-824-3733)