Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice

Since 1st November 2009 our Environmental Enforcement officers have issued Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) for a range of environmental crimes. Examples of environmental offences are things such as:

  • dropping litter, chewing gum or cigarette butts
  • fly-posting and unauthorised distribution of printed materials
  • graffiti
  • failing to pick up dog mess
  • those who continually leave their rubbish or recycling waste out for collection days before the scheduled collection
  • those who continually leave contaminated waste or recycling out for collection.

Failing to pay an Environmental FPN will make you liable to conviction for the offence. If no payment is received, we may prepare a file for consideration of prosecution.


How to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice

Pay a FPN online

You can pay a FPN online by selecting 'other payments', then 'community safety and enforcement' and finally 'fixed penalty notice'. To pay online, you will need:

  • the FPN reference number
  • to enter the name exactly as it appears on the FPN
  • the address details.

Pay a FPN by telephone

Call customer services on 01775 761161 and have your payment card and FPN to hand.

Pay a FPN in person

We have payment machines at our office address below. Please bring your payment card and FPN and if you need help using the payment machine, we'll be happy to help.

South Holland District Council
Priory Road
Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11 2XE

Acceptable methods of payment

Payment cards accepted - MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Debit


Environmental FPN charges

The table below shows the cost of FPNs and how the charge can increase if payment isn't made within the stated timescales. The table also includes what legislation the offence is covered by.

OffenceAct of Parliament (Offence)Acts of Parliament (FPN)If paid within 7 daysIf paid within 10 daysIf paid within 14 daysIf paid within 28 daysMaximum penalty if convicted by court
LitteringSection 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990Section 88 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990£50n/a£75n/a£2,500
Unauthorised distribution of printed materialsSchedule 3A, paragraph 1 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990Schedule 3A, paragraph 7 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990£50n/a£75n/a£2,500
Fly-postingSection 44 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003Section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003£50n/a£75n/a£2,500
Repairing or carrying out restricted works on a motor vehicle on a roadSection 4 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005Section 6 of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005£70n/a£100n/a£2,500
GraffitiSection 44 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003Section 43 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003n/an/a£75n/a£2,500
Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice (Household)Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990Section 47ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990£70n/a£100n/a£1,000
Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice (Commercial/Industrial)Section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990Section 47ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990£70n/a£100n/a£1,000
Failure to remove dog messSection 3 of the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996Section 4 of the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996n/an/a£50n/a£1,000
Breach of Public Space Protection OrderSection 63 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014Section 68 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014£50n/a£75n/a£500 (Level 2)
Breach of Public Space Protection OrderSection 67 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014Section 68 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014£50n/a£75n/a£1,000 (Level 3)
Breach of Community Protection NoticeSection 48 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014Section 52 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014£75n/a£100n/a£2,500 (Level 4) Issued to an individual.Fine issued to a body
Fly tippingSection 33 (1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990Section 33ZA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990n/a£120£200n/a£50,000 A fine or imprisonment or both
Abandoning a vehicleSection 2 of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978Section 2A of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978£120n/a£200n/aLevel 4 or imprisonment or both
Littering from a vehicleSection 88a of the Environmental Protection Act 1990Section 88 (1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990n/an/a£50£75£2,500 (Level 4)