Report graffiti

Find out how to report graffiti to the council and other public operators.

Graffiti damages the appearance of our streets and public places, with areas affected looking neglected and uninviting. Graffiti is an illegal practice; it spoils both public and private property and can be very costly to remove.

Graffiti is classed as anything that is written, scratched, painted, or sprayed on the surface of any property. It ranges from the simple act of tagging a location with initials through to elaborate paintings.

Graffiti is removed using various methods, such as jet washing, painting out, and using chemicals.

We cannot remove graffiti from private households and other private property without the owner's permission.

What we consider to be offensive graffiti

  • Graffiti using racist or inflammatory words/images.
  • Graffiti is used as a form of attack against an individual or group of people.
  • Graffiti containing swear words.
  • Graffiti containing sexually explicit/obscene words or images.

Who to contact if you see graffiti on company assets or housing association land

How soon will we remove graffiti

We will respond to reports of racist or offensive graffiti within one working day and non-offensive within five working days.

To report an incident of graffiti to Knowsley Council:

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