Graffiti and fly-posting

We can investigate fly-posting and graffiti on both public and private property but we only remove from public property.

We are unable to remove graffiti and fly-posting from:

  • heights or where specialist training or equipment is needed
  • surfaces where its removal would cause further damage


Graffiti includes painting, writing, soiling, marking and defacing property. 

Damaging property with graffiti is a criminal offence. You can be fined with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100.

If you see graffiti on a telephone box, please report damage on payphones to BT.

Report graffiti 


Fly-posting is the unauthorised placing of advertising – usually signs, posters or stickers – on property without the permission of the Council or owner. 

If you are found to be responsible for an act of fly-posting we can issue you with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100.

Report fly-posting