Graffiti is a form of criminal damage and is illegal. If you see graffiti, report it.
Graffiti on bus stops/shelters
It is the responsibility of TFL to clean and remove graffiti from bus stops/shelters.
Report graffiti on bus stops
You can report graffiti in Hillingdon using our online form.
- If graffiti is on a private house or small business (such as a corner shop or small independent office), the council will remove it for free.
- If graffiti is on property belonging to a larger business, we will make a charge, based on the length of time taken to remove the graffiti.
How soon we will remove graffiti
We aim to remove graffiti within 2 working days. If the graffiti is 2 metres or more above the ground or in a place that's difficult to access, this sometimes takes longer.
If the graffiti is abusive, obscene or racist, we'll remove it within 24 hours.
Fines for graffiti
There are no legal sites for graffiti within the borough and all graffiti is considered criminal damage under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. People caught in the act of graffiti or intending to cause graffiti can receive an on-the-spot fine called a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £80.
If a person is taken to court, the fine could be up to £2,500, or they may even face a prison term.