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Fly-posting and graffiti

Graffiti and fly-posting are dealt with in the same way and are subject to the same legislation.


We are responsible for cleaning graffiti from any adopted highways and from any council owned properties.

Graffiti anywhere else is the responsibility of the home or landowner.

Removal of graffiti is usually carried out without any damage to property, but any damage that may occur during some types of graffiti removal will not be the responsibility of North East Lincolnshire Council.

If you want to report graffiti, please contact us with information on exactly where the graffiti is and whether it is of an offensive nature or not.

Offensive graffiti needs to be reported using the Police non-emergency 101 line or on the Humberside Police  website. If you would rather not give your name, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Fly-posting is the illegal posting of fliers, leaflets and posters onto walls, lamp-posts, street furniture, bus shelters etc. If you would like any unsightly fly posting removed from an adopted highway please let us know.

Report graffiti or fly posting

To report it or request removal complete the Graffiti and fly-posting  form.

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Contact details

Graffiti and fly-posting removal

Municipal offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Telephone: 01472 326300, option 1