Explains what fly-posting is, how to pay a fixed penalty notice and how you can be prosecuted.
Fly-posting is the act of placing advertising posters or flyers in illegal places.
Read more about the removal of advertising signs on the highway.
Yes. You can report illegal signs using the report fly-posting form:
Report illegal signs (fly-posting)
To assist us in dealing with the matter we need to know the precise location of the fly-posting, the number of signs displayed and any information on what they are advertising.
You can pay the £75 fixed penalty notice online, in person or by post. Visit the fixed penalty notices page for more information on how to pay.
If you do not pay the fixed penalty notice within 14 days the matter will be referred to court. Prosecutions are brought under section 132 of the Highway Act 1980.
Section 132 of Highway Act 1980 (external website)
Under section 37 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 the fine for the offence of flyposting is £2,500 plus costs (level 4 on the scale).
Section 37 of Criminal Justice Act 1982 (external website)
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