Palmerston North City Council takes a reactive approach to removing graffiti from public and private property. If you've got tagging or graffiti on your property, we can help you remove it, or remove it for you under certain circumstances.
This is based primarily in response to complaints received from
members of the community. Council considers that graffiti has
an significant impact on how the city is perceived by its residents
In terms of tagging on private property, Council considers the
most appropriate way to manage the problem is in partnership with
property owners. Council removes all graffiti
from Council-owned property.
Criteria for Removal
Council removes graffiti under certain
circumstances, namely where the tagging is on exterior walls
or fences of residential properties fronting arterial roads,
principal roads and collector roads such as Tremaine Avenue,
Rangitikei Street or Fitzherbert Avenue. Council also
removes graffiti from any property in the CBD and suburban shopping
If the criteria are met, Council will contact the owner to seek
approval before removing the graffiti.
If a tag does not meet Council criteria the owner will receive a
50% discount voucher to purchase paint from Dulux Trade Centre in
Main Street. To qualify for this discount you need ensure
your complaint has been lodged with Council.
Have you seen any tagging?
If you have tagging on your own property, see it on someone
else's property or see in on public property, please contact
the Council Customer Service Centre on 06 356 8199. We
will then follow the matter up promptly and arrange for the
We need your ongoing assistance to help maintain a cleaner
and friendlier looking Palmerston North.
If you have any queries regarding graffiti removal or want to
report graffiti please contact Council's
Customer Service Centre on 06 356 8199.