Frequently Asked Questions (Enforcement)

Escalation of graffiti vandalism incidents evident throughout town

Parks is currently finding and cleaning over a 100 tags a couple of times a week found on garbage receptacles, bridges, picnic shelters, benches, toilet buildings, etc. This takes staff several hours to clean with harsh chemicals and can often require repainting. Although all areas in Town are often targeted, Cimarron Park and storm pond are currently the highest targeted areas. 

Graffiti vandalism is a violation of the Community Standards Bylaw 19.10 and has serious consequences. If convicted, offenders could be sentenced to a fine of up to $2,500 per incident for adults and $1,000 for youth. Each case is weighed on the particulars of the incident and the volume of incidents the offender is responsible for. 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 on public and private property whenever it is spotted. 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.