Yes, it is a criminal offence under the Highways Act 1980 and fly-posters can be reported to the council.
Fly-posting, such as posters and leaflets, can be an obstruction, nuisance or danger to road and footpath users, potentially causing a road traffic accident. We can remove fly-posting and the costs incurred in doing so can be charged to the person responsible for placing them.
Fines and fixed penalty notices
We can also issue a fixed penalty notice of £150 per illegal item placed on the highway, reduced to £100 if paid within 10 days. If you have placed 5 posters, you would be fined £750, reduced to £500 if paid within 10 days.
Failure to pay a fixed penalty notice may result in prosecution through the courts which if successful may result in a fine, payment of the councils costs and will result in a criminal record for the offence.
Read more about fixed penalty notices and how to pay them.