There are a number of offences which can incur a fixed penalty notice, including:

  • Dropping litter
  • Littering from a vehicle
  • Breach of a community protection notice
  • Non-compliance with a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)  i.e. dog fouling or dog not being in full control
  • Fly tipping and duty of care
  • Abandoning a vehicle

Fixed penalty notices are a way of discharging liability from prosecution but if they are unpaid then the case may be referred to court and you could be prosecuted for the original offence which could incur the maximum fine upon conviction.

Fixed penalty notices are discounted if paid early, for all offences (except littering from vehicles) – if you pay within 10 days you will receive the discounted rate, if you pay after 10 days but before day 15 you will have to pay the full penalty.


You can appeal a fixed penalty notice at the webpage below:

Appealing a fixed penalty notice for littering

Last updated: Thu 13th May, 2021 @ 15:18