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 or
  • consumption of alcohol in breach of prohibition in order

you must pay your fine using this form.

You can't appeal a fixed penalty notice, but if you have mitigating circumstances you think we should be aware of you should contact our Enforcement team.