Graffiti is the defacing of property by painting or marking it with words, pictures or symbols. The majority of graffiti involves "tags" that are personalized signatures painted on mailboxes, hydro poles, bridges, walls, etc.

Please note that the following vandalism CANNOT be accepted online:

  • Someone has entered your business or home and has vandalized or damaged your property.
  • If the graffiti or vandalism is motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on colour, race, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or mental or physical disability.

If any of these apply please call the Greater Sudbury Police Service at 705-675-9171 to file a report. 

When completing a Graffiti Report, please:

  • Provide a detailed description of what happened including an approximate date/time.
  • Provide pictures of the graffiti before painting over/removing it.
  • Please provide any suspect information, if available, and/or indicate that video surveillance footage is available.

File a Graffiti Report

You may be contacted by email or telephone if further information is required. 

Filing a false police report is a criminal offence.