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Fixed Penalty Notices (fines)

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Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) fine online. View types of FPN, other ways to pay and maximum charges if not paid promptly.

Fixed Penalty Notices and Civil Penalty Notices are issued for a variety of offences, such as littering, dog fouling, illegal disposal of waste, anti-social behaviour and environmental nuisance.

In cases where an authorised officer is satisfied that an environmental offence has been committed, the council is able to issue Notices on the spot or they can be sent through the post.

Fixed Penalty Notices will be offered rather than prosecuting the environmental offence via the courts where a criminal conviction may be obtained. The Fixed Penalty Notices are only offered for lower level crimes or first offences. If you pay the Fixed Penalty Notice no further action can be taken in the case of the envirocrime offence that has been committed. If you choose not to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice the case will be progressed via a Magistrates Court and may result in a criminal conviction.

The seriousness of the offence and the history of offending is taken into account where the decision is taken to progress the offence via a Magistrates Court.

North Lincolnshire Council shares payment systems with Doncaster Council. In some cases you may be taken to one of their websites or payment systems to pay a fine. If your penalty notice reference begins with ‘DN’ then it has to be paid to Doncaster Council using the link below.

Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice online

Other ways to pay a FPN fine

If you are unable to pay your fine online, please call us on 01724 297000 with your reference number and payment details.

Types of FPN fine

Offences you can be fined for in North Lincolnshire and the amount you will have to pay. The maximum fine if taken to court is also included.

Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978
£200 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2500 and/or 3 months imprisonment.

Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
£100 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2500 individual person, £20,000 organisation or business.

Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
£100 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2500/£20,000 (organisation/business).

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 46
£110 – No reduced fee
Maximum fine – recovered as a civil debt.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 47ZB
£110 – No reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £1000 upon conviction in a Magistrate Court

Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014
£100 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £1,000.

Health Act 2006 Section 5 and 7 The Smoke-free (Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations 2007
£200 reduced to £150 if paid within 15 days
Maximum fine – £1000.

Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Section 43
£150 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2500, in the case of a continuing offence £250 per day after a conviction.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 33ZA
£400 reduced to £300 if paid within specified time
period.
Maximum fine – £50,000 or imprisonment.

Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Section 43
£150 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – Where the damage is less than £5,000 the maximum sentence is three months imprisonment or a fine of £2,500 for adult offenders..

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34ZA
£400 reduced to £300 if paid within specified time period.
Maximum fine – £5,000.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87
£150 – reduced to £100 if paid within 28 days.
Maximum fine – £2,500.

Littering From Vehicles Outside London
(Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018
£150 – reduced to £100 if paid within 28 days.
Maximum fine – Civil Penalty.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 Section 4 (1)
£100 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2500.

Health Act 2006 Section 5 and 7 The Smoke-free (Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) Regulations 2007
£50 reduced to £30 if paid within 15 days.
Maximum fine – £200.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 Section 8.4 Schedule 3A
£100 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2,500.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 Section 3 (1)
£100 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – £2500.

Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 section 5B(2)
£300 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – Unlimited fine.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34A(2)
£300 – no reduced fee.
Maximum fine – Unlimited fine.

More information on fixed penalty notices and associated legislation

If you would like more information about fixed penalty notices and the legislation relating to a particular fine, please visit Gov.uk.