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Acts of graffiti vandalism escalating in Okotoks

08-17-2022: In recent weeks, the Town has seen an unfortunate escalation of graffiti vandalism on both public and private property, including high incidents of profanity and racial slurs.

Graffiti vandalism is the most visible and prominent crime in a neighbourhood, making it appear unsafe. Any figures, stickers, letters, or drawings that are applied, scribbled, scratched, etched, sprayed or attached to the surface of any premises, structure or other property is considered graffiti vandalism and is a violation of Community Standards Bylaw 19-10. If convicted, offenders could be sentenced to a fine of up to $2,500 per incident for adults and $1,000 for youth. Offences including multiple tags could result in multiple charges. Offenders do not need to be caught in the act of vandalism to be charged.

All citizens are encouraged to call Okotoks Municipal Enforcement at 403.938.8913 to report graffiti spotted on public and private property. If suspicious activity or graffiti vandalism is in progress, please call 911 and do not engage with the offenders.

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Property Maintenance

As a resident of Okotoks, you have rights regarding your private property and responsibilities while using public property.


The Town and the community takes pride in its numerous parks, extensive pathway system, beautiful architecture and thriving business district. However, graffiti decreases the town’s aesthetic appeal and diminishes the sense of security and pride in our community. When graffiti is not removed, it attracts more graffiti and other forms of vandalism and crime.