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 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to enforce offences of this nature.

If fly posting is witnessed then a fixed penalty notice (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?

You can complete our online reporting form below. Alternatively please call the helpline on 01773 841335 or email

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.

Report fly posting

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Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841335 or email