1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title I: Offenses Involving Damage to and Intrusion Upon Property
  6. Article 145: Criminal Mischief and Related Offenses


Section 145.60 Making graffiti

Penal (PEN)

  1. For purposes of this section, the term "graffiti" shall mean the etching, painting, covering, drawing upon or otherwise placing of a mark upon public or private property with intent to damage such property.

  2. No person shall make graffiti of any type on any building, public or private, or any other property real or personal owned by any person, firm or corporation or any public agency or instrumentality, without the express permission of the owner or operator of said property.

  Making graffiti is a class A misdemeanor.