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:

  • tied to road signs, lampposts and railings
  • pasted onto buildings or windows of empty shops
  • stuck into grass verges

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.

Report fly-posting

You can also contact our Community Safety Unit on 01303 853260.

What information do I need to provide?

Give as much information as you can about:

  • the exact location
  • the number and size of posters/stickers
  • who/what is being advertised
  • details of the venue, if it's an event
  • date and time of the offence
  • a description of the person/people involved

Please note, we can't investigate fly-posting on private land.