Fly-posting can be posters or notices put up without permission
What is fly-posting?
Promotional posters, stickers or notices put up without permission. This spoils the appearance of an area and can be a hazard to pedestrians and road users.
Fly-posted advertising is often:
Fly-posting is a criminal offence. It carries a maximum fine of £2,500, with a fixed penalty charge of £100 for each poster.
Report it to us
If you see someone putting up advertising illegally, report it online.
You can also contact our Community Safety Unit on 01303 853260.
Give as much information as you can about:
Please note, we can't investigate fly-posting on private land.
We welcome fairs, festivals, sales and shows and know the huge amount of work that goes into them. Advertising is allowed when done legally and safely and it's a good idea to plan and budget for it in advance. There are lots of ways to promote your event such as:
If you do use posters then, in most cases, you can put them on private land providing you have the landowner's written permission (we may ask to see this) and your poster is no bigger than 0.6sqm (600mm x 1000mm.) Anything bigger will need planning permission.