You may create a service request to report graffiti on public property. Public assets include City of Ottawa property, utility boxes, schools, National Capital Commission and other government property, newspaper vending boxes and railways. For other property ownership, please report graffiti on private property. If you are reporting multiple offences, please complete a separate service request report for each.
Hate graffiti is motivated by hate, bias or prejudice, based on race, nationality, ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any similar factor. If you are reporting hate graffiti please call 3-1-1 immediately. Due to their sensitive nature, these requests may not be submitted online
Vandalism based graffiti includes writing, painting or etching a symbol or "tag" that may or may not contain letters and is not considered offensive or hate based graffiti. Report vandalism graffiti on public property.
Offensive graffiti is generalized as being obscene or offensive in nature such as but not limited to, swear words or sexual drawings, and is not hate-based. Report offensive graffiti on public property.