Somerset County Council

Report flyposting or graffiti on the road


You can report flyposting or graffiti online using the button below.

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When contacting us, please provide:

  • Your name and telephone number, in case we need to contact you 
  • Details of the location 
  • Details of the problem

Depending on the nature and the location of the signs and graffiti we will either remove or if known, request that the person responsible removes them.

Section 132 of the Highways Act 1980 makes it an offence for a person to paint, inscribe or fix any picture, letter, sign or other mark on the surface of a highway or upon any tree, structure or works on the highway and enables us as the Highway Authority to remove any of the above.   

Unless the graffiti is deemed to be offensive or obscene it will be removed in line with routine refurbishment or as and when resources will allow.

For flyposting or signs that are not on the highway please contact your local district council.


Contact: Roads and Transport Team
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

If there is an urgent problem outside these hours and it is a risk to public safety please phone the police on 101.

If you need to visit a highway area office you can find the address of your local office here.

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