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Environmental Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN)

A fixed penalty notice is notice of a fine. You will receive a fixed penalty notice if you commit crimes such as littering or fly-posting. You can be given a notice on the spot or by post.

You can get a fixed penalty notice (FPN) from:

  • council officers both uniformed and non uniformed
  • police officers and police community support officers

You won’t get a warning before we give you an FPN. If you get a fixed penalty notice and you pay the fine we will take no further action against you, and you can avoid prosecution and a criminal conviction.

If you don’t pay the fine within the time given, we will send the matter to the courts for prosecution. However, if you pay within a set number of days the fine is reduced. You will find details on your FPN

It is an offence if you don’t give your name, or you give false details to an officer when asked.

You cannot appeal against a fixed penalty notice. If you choose not to pay the FPN, you are

choosing for your case to be heard in court. If you are found guilty, you could face a larger

 fine and receive a criminal conviction.

The cost of an FPN depends on the offence. You can find the costs for a selection of offences

listed in the following table. Also listed are the possible fines if you are convicted after a court hearing:

You cannot pay an officer at the time you are given a fixed penalty notice. There are a number of ways you can choose to pay the fine, which are listed here.

  • Make a payment online.
  • Make a payment by telephone. Call 08453726173 to pay by debit/credit card during office hours.

A list of Environmental Offences can be found here:

​Offence

​Fine if paid within 10 days

​Fine if paid within 14 days

​Penalty if convicted

​Littering   

​£50

​£75

​£2,500

​Fly-tipping

£200

£400​

​Unlimited

​Nuisance parking (re: vehicles for sale or vehicle repairs)

​£60

​£100

​£2,500

​Abandoning a vehicle

​£120

​£200

​£2,500 or up to three months in prison or both

​Graffiti and fly-posting

​£50

​£75

​£5,000 or imprisonment or both

​Giving out literature on designated land without permission

​£50

​£75

​£2,500

​Not producing a waste carriers licence

​£180

​£300

​£5,000

​Not producing a waste transfer note

​£180

​£300

​£5,000

​Failure to comply with Community Protection Notice (CPN)

​£60

​£100

​£2,500

​Failure to comply with a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

£60​

£100​

£1,000​ (S67)

£500 (S63)