A new Graffiti Bylaw came into effect September 1, 2007. Property owners/occupants must remove hate and profane graffiti from their property within 48 hours and other types of graffiti within 14 days of notification by the City.
Failure to comply may result in the City removing the graffiti at the property owner's expense. Any graffiti removal expenses not repaid to the city by year end will be added to the property tax in the year in which charges were incurred.
For an overview of our Anti-Graffiti Strategy, please read:
For an overview of our Anti-Graffiti Programs, please read:
- The Mayor’s Task Force on Graffiti formed a Mural Subcommittee on March 31 2009 to develop a long term vision for the mural program in Burnaby, where interested parties could submit requests to create murals in Burnaby
Current murals have been painted by Todd Polich, artist and founder of the Earth Foundation. Todd is a long-time Burnaby resident. The murals aim to educate the public about endangered species in North America
- Funded by Edmonds Mural Committee
- Funded by KINA
- Coming soon: more traffic wraps on City streets
7611 Edmonds Street & New Vista Ave, May 2009
5459 Kingsway & Denbigh Ave, June 2009
Wraps can be found throughout the City.
Artists and Property Owners -- apply for a mural.
Are you a building owner interested in having a mural on your property? Or an artist looking to paint a mural?
City Council approved a matching grant program in April 2010. With this program, the City will match building owners on the cost of their mural for up to $3500.00. This means that if your mural estimate cost was $5000.00 the City's grant would be $2500.00. Read our Terms and Conditions for information on this anti-graffiti initiative.
To apply for a mural, please contact the following community groups with your application:
Heights Merchants Association
Burnaby North Road Association
The Anti-Graffiti Wrap Program
- For more information, please call our Anti-Graffiti Coordinator Kathy Wipf at 604-294-7388
- The Anti-Graffiti Wrap Program was established in June 2008. Initially, Burnaby wrapped 200 traffic signal cabinets throughout the city as a preventative measure to avoid graffiti
- Traffic signal control boxes are a target for graffiti vandalism and cost the city for maintenance and removal of graffiti. These decorative wraps are a cost-benefit as the maintenance costs to remove graffiti exceed the cost of the wraps over time. The wraps have an anti-graffiti sealant on them which deters and prevents the application of graffiti
The Anti-Graffiti Paint Program
Read more about this program in our FAQ. The City of Burnaby provides paint vouchers for residents to help curb the cost of graffiti repair and re-paint jobs.