It is a criminal offence to draw or paint on public or private property without the consent of the owner.

If you are a victim of crime, please report this to Leicestershire Police online via the Leicestershire Police website or call 101.

Those caught can be prosecuted and if found guilty can be fined.

We don’t remove any type of graffiti from:

We'll remove graffiti if:

  • offensive; or
  • the property and land owned by Charnwood Borough Council

If permission has already been received, we aim to remove offensive graffiti within 24 hours of it being logged with our contractors.

If permission has already been received, we aim to remove non offensive graffiti within 7 days of it being logged with our contractors (we will not be able to remove graffiti without permission).

Graffiti removal

We offer a graffiti removal service to private residents and businesses (this may incur a charge).

Only when your permission has been received will the Council's Cleansing and Open Spaces Team arrange for the removal of the graffiti. 

If it is not possible for the graffiti to be removed in the standard manner i.e. jet washing, we may be required to paint over the graffiti in a similar finish to the original.

Report Graffiti online

Last updated: Thu 3rd August, 2023 @ 12:05