Enforcement policy

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.