What are Fixed Penalty Notices
Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) generally deal with offences such as littering, failing to remove dog mess, failure to keep dogs on leads, failure to keep a dog out of an exclusion area and failure to put and keep a dog on a lead when instructed.
Fixed penalty charges start at £75 which must be paid within 14 days, or a prosecution, for which the maximum penalty is a £1000 fine.
FPN's are issued as an alternative to a prosecution in court.
FPN's can be issued to anyone over 10 years old.
When might an FPN be issued?
Examples of offences where a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) may be issued include:
- dropping litter
- not clearing up dog fouling or controlling a dog
- not carrying a dog waste bag
Receiving a penalty notice does not mean that you have received a criminal conviction. The FPN is given instead of a prosecution in court.
Pay your Fixed Penalty Notice
You can pay a Fixed Penalty Notice online. Failure to pay a penalty may result in a higher fine imposed by the court or imprisonment.