Give us your views on the draft Local Plan

We have prepared a draft Local Plan for the district and want to know what you think - give us your views on the draft Local Plan and supporting strategies.

Pay a fixed penalty notice (FPN)

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 must pay your fine using this form.

Canterbury City Council fines

If your fine starts with two letters and was issued for:

  • 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

you must pay your fine using this form.

If your fine starts with two letters and was issued for: 

  • breaching a Community Protection Notice
  • breaching a Public Spaces Protection Order

you must pay your fine using this form.

Levels of FPNs

Each type of offence under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) has a set fine to be paid. Some fines are reduced if they are paid within 10 days of being issued, based on why the FPN was issued.

EPA sectionOffenceFine
Section 33Flytipping£400, reduced to £300 if paid in 10 days
Section 34Failing a duty of care to prevent escape of waste£300, reduced to £180 if paid in 10 days
Section 46Domestic waste£60
Section 47Commercial waste£100
Section 87/88Littering£150, reduced to £100 if paid in 10 days
n/aBreach of a PSPO£100
n/aBreach of a CPN£100
n/aEngine idling£20, increased to £40 if unpaid
n/aAbandoning 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.