Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) are issued to deal with certain environmental offences, they are a way of discharging liability and payment of the FPN will mean the case is closed.

If you would like to make a representation (appeal) against a fixed penalty notice you need to complete the link below with a written summary of the grounds for your appeal.

For Littering from Vehicles – you will need to select one of the grounds (A-L) from the rear of the letter you received notifying you that an offence had been witnessed.  You can still use this link but include the letter (A-L) and outline the evidence to support the representation.

The FPN will be placed on hold whilst the appeal grounds are reviewed, and you will then be notified of a decision in writing either by letter or email.

If your appeal is upheld, the FPN will be cancelled, and you will no longer have to pay the FPN. 

If your appeal is not upheld (unsuccessful) then you will be notified in writing either by email or letter and you will be advised on how much you will need to pay.  This will be at the discounted rate for a further period as outlined in your email/letter.

The table below shows the payment rates:

Appeal a fixed penalty notice

Fixed penalty notice offence table

Code Offence Legislation Fixed Penalty Discount Rate Max Penalty on Conviction
SM1 Nuisance Parking S6(1) Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005 £100 £60 Level 4
SM2 Abandoning a Vehicle S2A(1) Refuse Disposal Amenity Act 1978 £200 £120 Level 4
SM3 Litter S88(7) Environmental Protection Act 1990 £150 £75 Level 4
SM4 Non-compliance of Community Protection Notice S48 Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 £100 £50

Level 4

Unlimited fine for a corporate body

SM5 Unauthorised Distribution of Literature Sch 3A Paragraph 7(5) Environmental Protection Act 1990 £150 £75 Level 4
SM6 Fly posting or Graffiti S43 A (3) Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 £150 £75 Variable
SM7 Fail to Produce Authority (Waste Transfer Notes) S34A Environmental Protection Act 1990 £300 £180 Unlimited fine
SM8 Fail to furnish documentation (Waste Carriers Licence) S5B Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 £300 £180 Unlimited fine
SM9 Waste receptacles and putting waste out S46 Environmental Protection Act 1990 £60 £40 Civil proceedings
SM11 Breach of Public Spaces Protection Order  S67 Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 £100 £50 Level 3
SM12 Unauthorised Waste Disposal S33 (1) (d) Environmental Protection Act 1990 £400 £280

5 years imprisonment

Unlimited fine

SM14 Duty of Care S34 (2C) Environmental Protection Act 1990 £400 £280 Fine up to statutory maximum

Last updated: Fri 18th August, 2023 @ 12:39