Enforcement policy (regulatory services, housing and health)
Fixed penalty notice
Certain offences are subject to fixed penalty notices (FPNs) where permitted in legislation.
FPNs are recognised as a low level enforcement tool.
Paying fixed penalty notices within the permitted timescale gives the offender the opportunity to discharges the offence committed and does not result in a criminal conviction.
Failure to discharge liability for the offence by payment of the fixed penalty notices may result in a prosecution.