Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)

A Fixed Penalty Notice is a fine for a criminal offence.

Fixed Penalty Notices can be issued for a number of offences including littering, fly-tipping, graffiti and breaches of a Public Spaces Protection Order.

Fixed Penalty Notices are an alternative to prosecution in the criminal courts. An offender who is issued with a FPN may still be prosecuted for the offence if he or she:

  • asks to be tried for the offence; or
  • fails to pay the penalty within the period stipulated in the notice.

Pay your notice

If you have been issued with a  Fixed Penalty Notice, click the button below to pay online. If you do not pay within 15 days, the fine will increase.

This form is for Fixed Penalty Notices. Visit our Pay your parking fine page if you have been issued with a parking fine.

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Offences and fines

The table below details the offences where a Fixed Penalty Notice can be issued and the relevant fines.

Visit the Public Spaces Protection Order page for details of what this includes.

CodeOffenceLegislationFine if paid within 15 daysFine if paid within 29 daysMaximum penalty on conviction
1Depositing litterS.88 Environmental Protection Act 1990£110£150£2,500
2Waste Deposit offenceS.33ZA
Protection Act 1990
£250£4005 Years Prison and/or unlimited fine
3Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter on designated landSchedule 3A, paras. 1(1) and 7 Environmental
Protection Act 1990
4Breach of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO)S.68 Anti-Social Behaviour
Crime and Policing Act 2014
£80£100£1,000 (S.67)
£500 (S.63)
5Breach of Community Protection Notice
S.52 Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014£60£100£5,000
6Failure to furnish written descriptions
of waste (written information)
S.34A (2) Environmental
Protection Act 1990
£180£300£5,000 (or on indictment an
unlimited fine)
7Failure to produce Authority (waste
carriers license)
S.5B Control of Pollution
(Amendment) Act 1989
8Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice (Commercial)S.47ZA and S47ZB Environmental Protection Act 1990£60£110£1,000
9Nuisance ParkingS.6(1) Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005£60£100£2,500
10Abandoning a vehicleS.2A Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978£120£200£2,500 and/or 3 months in prison
11Graffiti and flypostingS.43 Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003£50£75£1,000 to
12Failure to display no smoking signage in a smoke-free premisesS.6 Health Act 2006£150£200£1,000
13Smoking in a smoke-free placeS.7 Health Act 2006£30£50£200
14Waste and/or recycling containment and contaminationS.46 Environmental Protection Act 1990£40£80Civil penalty
15Cycling on a footway (pavement)S.72 Highways Act 1835 (amended by s. 85(1) local Government Act
1888), Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
16Breach of a ByelawS.47 Byelaws For Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks and Open Spaces 2012£50£75£500