Graffiti Task Force

The Graffiti Task Force (GTF) is a very small non-profit society partnering with the City of Kamloops on a 10-month term to remove or paint graffiti on City property. Graffiti removal starts each year when weather permits and ends when it turns too cold in the early winter. 

The City is working towards its goal of a clean, safe, graffiti-free city by:

  • removing illegal graffiti as quickly as possible
  • increasing the community’s capacity to manage graffiti
  • enhancing civic pride and prosperity for residents and businesses
  • encouraging the use of prevention techniques
  • providing easy and accessible reporting options
  • supporting residents and businesses with appropriate tools and resources
  • involving businesses, residents, youth, community organizations, and graffiti writers as partners
  • partnering with Telus, BC Hydro, and CP Rail to clean street equipment.

The GTF is available to treat private property on a fee-for-service basis when possible. If the team is unable to help private property owners a recommendation of private companies performing graffiti removal and cover-up will be provided.

Report a Tag or Graffiti on Public Property

We ask for your help to report any graffiti on City property, Telus boxes, or BC Hydro boxes by reporting the specific location and providing a photo if possible.

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​What You Can Do

To effectively combat graffiti, it is best to remove it within 24 hours. Every tagger’s goal is to have their tag seen in many locations by many people for as long as possible. If a tag is covered up, there is a strong possibility that a new tag will appear. This new tag must be covered as soon as possible (within 24 hours is best). This process may have to be repeated several times before the tagger learns that it is a waste of time and paint as no one will see the tag in that area. 

If your property has been vandalized by graffiti, remove it or phone us and we will remove it at a small cost to you. If you require a paint match we ask that you supply the paint. If you see public property that has been vandalized, phone us and we'll remove it. If you see a vandal in the process of defacing property with graffiti, phone the police and report it. View graffiti removal tips.

Graffiti Task Force 

If you have graffiti on your private property and need assistance with removal, or would like to volunteer your time, please call the Graffiti Task Force at 250-572-6848 or email gtfkamloops@gmail.com. The GTF is a not-for-profit society, so donations of funds or paint and equipment are always greatly appreciated and will be put to good use for the community.