Fly Posting

Fly-posting is illegal, spoils both public and private property and can be very costly to remove. Fly-posting is the unauthorised placing of advertising - usually posters or stickers .

Amber Valley Borough Council has powers under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and Environmental Protection Act 1990, and Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to enforce offences of this nature.

If Fly- Posting is witnessed then a Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for Fly-Posting can be issued under the Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003. Also the offence can be prosecuted through a magistrates court.

We are responsible for reducing and controlling fly-posting in the Borough through education and enforcement. We will enforce removal /or remove ourselves any fly-posters from public buildings, street furniture and monuments.

Other items such as telephone boxes, bus shelters and electricity boxes are the responsibility of the company that has placed them there. 


Fly-posting is a criminal offence. If you are caught fly-posting we, or the police, can issue a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80.

Please help us by:

  • Reporting all instances of fly-posting
  • Not fly-posting

How do I report fly-posting?

Fly-posting can be reported by telephone on 01773 841335, or by email to

You can also report an incident of fly-posting using our online submission form below.  Please note, we do request that you include your name and telephone number in your submission, however these details will not be passed on to any other person, they will only be used to contact you if we require further information on the details you have reported.  Thank you.

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