Erection of Posters and Advertising Signage


9th January 2020

Cork City Council would like to remind all individuals, businesses, political groups, estate agents, sporting clubs/associations and schools of the provisions of Section 19 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 which states that a person who is not the owner, occupier or person in charge of any structure or other land, door, gate, window, tree, pole or post that is in or is visible from a public place, shall not exhibit or cause to be exhibited thereon any article or advertisement. 

Cork City Council has a postering protocol in respect of property it owns and this protocol is available here.

With effect from 1st February 2020 Cork City Council Litter Warden Service will be focusing resources on enforcing the provision of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 across the entire city (including the extended boundary areas of Glanmire, Douglas, Blarney and Ballincollig) in relation to illegal signage. 

In order to avoid litter fines of €150 for each illegal sign, poster or article of advertisement Cork City Council advises each sector of society mentioned above to remove any and all illegal posters or advertising signs that they may have erected.