More about fly-posting and fines

Fly-posting fines and other charges


Using fly-posting as a way to advertise is not only a public nuisance, but it also conflicts with planning regulations. Anyone in breach of these regulations can be prosecuted under section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 - this includes the person putting up the notices and the owner of the business being promoted.  

Under this legislation, the Clean Neighbourhood Team can issue fines, called fixed penalty notices (FPN), to people caught putting up fly-posters. The FPN fine is £80. This is discounted for early payment (within 10 days) to £60.

On summary of conviction, the offence attracts a variable maximum fine.

Cost of removal

It can be difficult and expensive to remove fly-posters. It can cost council tax payers thousands of pounds each year to remove fly-posting.

If you suspect illegal forms of advertising, report fly-posting to us.

Last updated: 19/10/2023 10:36