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:
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||
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
|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