We will issue a fixed penalty notice (FPN) on the spot or by post to anyone who has committed an offence such as:
- failure to clear up after your dog
- abandoning a vehicle
- failure to close a business due to coronavirus restriction
If you receive a fixed penalty notice
There are two options available if you receive an FPN:
- Pay the FPN within 14 calendar days of the notice being served (the date is shown on bottom of the notice). No further action will be taken
- Dispute the serving of the notice and await the court summons or request a court hearing
Some offences offer a lower penalty if paid within 10 days.
If you do not pay or if the court rules against you, you may be liable to pay a higher fine.
The cost of an FPN depends on the offence and these costs are listed below along with the possible conviction costs if the matter goes to court.
|Code||Offence||If paid in 10 days||If paid in 14 days||Maximum penalty on conviction|
|01||Depositing litter||£60||£80||£1,000 (level 3)|
|02||Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN)||£70||£100||Unlimited (level 5)|
|03||Failure to comply with a dog control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)||£70||£100||£1,000 (level 3)|
|04||Failure to comply with other PSPOs||£70||£100||£1,000 (level 3)|
|05||Graffiti and fly-posting||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|06||Failure to produce waste documents||£180||£300||Unlimited (level 5)|
|07||Failure to produce authority to transport waste||£180||£300||Unlimited (level 5)|
|08||Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|09||Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice||£40||£60||£1,000 (level 3)|
|10||Exposing a vehicle for sale on a road||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|11||Repairing a vehicle on a road||£60||£80||£2,500 (level 4)|
|12||Abandoning a vehicle||£120||£200||£2,500 (level 4)|
|13||Failure to nominate an alarm key holder||£60||£80||£1,000 (level 3)|
|14||Noise from dwellings||£60||£80||£1,000 (level 3)|
|15||Noise from licensed premises||£350||£500||Unlimited (level 5)|
|16||Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc. of waste, including fly-tipping||£150||£300||Unlimited (level 5) and/or 5 years in prison on conviction of indictment|
Seen it? report it
If you see someone commit one of the offences listed above, please report it to us.