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When people place posters or stickers without permission in public places or on a public building this is called fly-posting. Signs or adverts placed on the adopted highway or on highway structures such as railings and streetlights are considered illegal signs.

Flyposting and illegal signs and advertising on private property must be reported directly to the land owner

We may ask you to tell us:

  • The location of the flyposting/signage, in as much detail as possible
  • What is it advertising
  • How big the flyposting/signage is and how many are there
  • If there are names or contact details on the flyposting/signage
  • If it is obscene, offensive or contains nudity



We aim to remove fly-posting in 14 working days.

Fly-posters usually advertise events with posters, stickers or bills that are put up without the permission of the council.

In some areas, it’s the parish or town council who deal with fly-posting and you may need to report it directly to them

Please note that we don't remove fly-posting from private land or property including telephone boxes and bus shelters.

Illegal signs

On receiving a report a highways inspector will be sent to investigate within 10 working days.

Illegal signs are free-standing, usually on the footpath or on highway structures outside or near commercial premises, such as a shop or a restaurant and are usually used to advertise a business.

To report illegal signs or advertising please select 'issue on the footpath' when using the form.