Pay a fixed penalty notice

Find out how to pay a fixed penalty notice and the type of offences they are issued for.

A fixed penalty notice (FPN) is a fine for offences like:

  • anti-social behaviour
  • littering
  • abandoning a vehicle
  • nuisance parking

You must pay your fine within 14 days of receiving it. There is no option to pay by instalments.

If you do not pay your fine we may take you to court where you might be ordered to pay a further fine and could get a criminal record.

How to pay

NES fines

If your fine reference number starts with a number, you can pay your NES fine using our online form.

Canterbury City Council fines

If your fine starts with two letters and was issued for any of the following, you must pay your Canterbury City Council fine online:

  • littering
  • flytipping or posting
  • graffiti
  • not having a waste carrier licence or waste transfer documents
  • failing a duty of care in waste management
  • failure to comply with a waste receptacle notice (commercial businesses only)
  • engine idling
  • smoking in a place no smoking is allowed
  • failure to display no smoking signs
  • abandoning a vehicle or other item
  • nuisance parking

If your fine starts with two letters and was issued for any of the following, you must pay your council breach fine online:

  • breaching a Community Protection Notice
  • breaching a Public Spaces Protection Order
Fixed penalty notice charges
EPA section Offence Fine
Section 33 Flytipping £400, reduced to £300 if paid in 10 days
Section 34 Failing a duty of care to prevent escape of waste £300, reduced to £180 if paid in 10 days
Section 46 Domestic waste £60
Section 47 Commercial waste £100
Section 87/88 Littering £150, reduced to £100 if paid in 10 days
n/a Breach of a PSPO £100
n/a Breach of a CPN £100
n/a Engine idling £20, increased to £40 if unpaid
n/a Abandoning a vehicle £200

Appealing a fixed penalty notice

There are no grounds for appealing an FPN through us if they are issued for a criminal offence. Appeals will need to be raised via the Magistrates court who are responsible and permitted to manage such matters. However if you feel that there are mitigating circumstances that should be considered, you can raise these with us in writing.