In the spring of 2011, Glyn Wide, Manager of Municipal Licensing Enforcement for the City of Hamilton, was invited to address the DNA board concerning property standards  in the Durand Neighbourhood. It was becoming evident that there were increasing numbers of buildings that were not in compliance with Property Standards By-Laws. Mr Wide introduced us to “Project Compliance” which is a proactive investigative branch that employs six officers. The by-law blitz was so successful that the term of this project has been extended. The DNA requested a blitz and in March of 2011, officers identified 19 properties that were not in compliance and 8 vacant buildings. Subsequently property owners were given an order to comply. For those that did not, work was contracted out by the City and charges were put onto their tax bill.  Most complied.

Property Standards  is an ongoing issue and the DNA encourages you to be proactive.  Please call 905-546-2782 or email:


Report graffiti in progress
call: 911

Report existing graffiti call:
905-546-CITY (2489)

If you know of graffiti activity and wish to report it anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Report existing graffiti online at the city of Hamilton

Vacant Buildings Registry

The Vacant Building Registry requires owners  to register their vacant buildings. The fee is $840.00. If you suspect any vacant buildings in the Durand, please call 905-546-2782 or email:

Property Standards in the City of Hamilton

Property Standards By-law Brochure