Skip to content. Accessibility info.

Graffiti management

Public Statements - Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 5:00pm

As a follow up to a recent article about graffiti in Halifax and recognizing there are various approaches to graffiti management, it’s important for us to clarify that the focus for Halifax Regional Police under the municipal Graffiti Abatement Plan is illegal graffiti – writing, drawing or symbols applied to any surface without the permission of the property owner, which constitutes property damage (defined as Mischief under Section 430(1) of the Criminal Code). We encourage people to report these incidents. From time to time, our enforcement efforts related to illegal graffiti may require us to examine commissioned artwork, however, it's not our focus.