You will be given a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by an authorised enforcement officer if you have committed an offence.
If you pay the FPN, that is the end of the issue and there will be no criminal record.
The government has today (26 March 2020) made new public health regulations strengthening police enforcement powers in England, to reduce the spread of coronavirus, protecting the NHS and saving lives.
To ensure people stay at home and avoid non-essential travel, if members of the public do not comply the police may:
Individuals who do not pay a fixed penalty notice under the regulations could be taken to court, with magistrates able to impose unlimited fines.
If an individual continues to refuse to comply, they will be acting unlawfully, and the police may arrest them where deemed proportionate and necessary.
To pay your FPN and/or your PND please complete the following online form:
Please note: you must pay your FPN within 14 days and/or your PND within 21 days from issue (29 days for smoking offences).
The table below shows the FPN amount to be paid for each type of offence.
Some offences offer a reduction in payment if paid early. Both the early payment amount and deadline can be found by the offence.
|Offence type||Penalty amount (£)||Early penalty amount (£) |
|Early payment deadline|
|Penalty Notice for Disorder, lower tier offence||60||n/a||none|
|Penalty Notice for Disorder, upper tier offence||90||n/a||none|
|Dog fouling penalty||100||65||7 days|
|Dog on lead||100||65||7 days|
|Dog on lead by direction||100||65||7 days|
|Dogs exclusion||100||65||7 days|
|Stray dog returned to owner||121||121||none|
|Smoking in a smoke-free place||50||30||15 days|
|Failure to display no-smoking signage||200||150||15 days|
|Littering from vehicles||150||75||14 days|
|Graffiti and fly-posting||150||75||7 days|
|Anti-social behaviour||80||50||7 days|
|Unauthorised distribution of free literature||150||75||7 days|
|Breach of commercial waste receptacles notices||110||75||7 days|
|Failure to produce waste carriers authority||300||200||7 days|
|Failure to produce records||300||200||7 days|
|Fly tipping||400||200||7 days|
|Breach of household duty of care||400||200||7 days|
You cannot appeal against the FPN.
If you don't pay and the offence is sent to Court, you may need to pay a bigger fine and get a criminal record (which must be declared when applying for jobs, travelling etc.).
Please note: it is an offence to not give your name, or give a false address to an authorised officer when asked and you could be prosecuted for not giving this information.
For wider questions and answers please visit our frequently asked questions page.