A fixed penalty notice is a fine.
If one of our authorised officers believes you have committed an offence then they may decide to prosecute for the offence. However, a fixed penalty fine can be issued instead, these are not usually offered to someone who has received one before, but they are considered in all other circumstances.
A fixed penalty fine is a method of allowing the person who has committed an offence the opportunity to discharge any liability to conviction for that offence. On payment of the fixed penalty fine, we cannot prosecute you for the offence but if payment is not received then we will prosecute you for the offence.
Paying your fixed penalty notice
When to pay
You must pay the full amount of the fine within 14 days of receiving the fixed penalty fine. However if you do not pay within the set time we will start court proceedings against you, upon conviction this may result a larger fine plus the Council's costs for taking this case to Court.
How to pay
|Automated Telephone Payment Service||If you wish to pay by Debit Card using the automated telephone service, please telephone 0845 1305910 (option 6). Cards accepted: Maestro, Visa Delta, Visa Electron or Solo.|
To pay by Debit Card via the internet, visit the link below and follow the fixed penalty notice links for online payments.
|At the Post Office||You can pay by Cash or Debit Card at any Post Office at no additional cost using the bar code on this correspondence.|
|At any PayPoint outlet||The bar code on any correspondence sent to you allows you to pay cash at any outlet where you see the PayPoint sign. You can also find your nearest PayPoint location. There is no cost for using this service.|
|By post||You can send cheques or postal orders by post. You are advised not to send cash through the post. Make your cheque payable to ‘Doncaster MBC’ and put your Fixed Penalty Fine number on the back of the cheque. If you need a receipt, please send a stamped addressed envelope. Please send payment to DMBC, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU|
Types of fixed penalty fines
|Description||Offences Description||Act and Section||Fixed Penalty Fine Amount||Maximum Penalty|
|Litter||Offence of littering||Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87||£80||£2,500|
|Litter from vehicle||Offence of littering||Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87||£80||£2,500|
|Dog Fouling||Failing to remove dog faeces forthwith||Dog (Fouling of Land) Act 1996||£50||£1,000|
|Graffiti||Defacement by graffiti||Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Section 43||£80||£5000 and/or six months imprisonment|
|Fly Posting||Defacement by fly posting||Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 Section 43||£80||£2,500|
|Waste Carriers||Failing to provide the necessary authority for transporting waste||Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 section 5B(2)||£300||£5,000|
|Waste Transfer Notes||Failing to provide documentation for transferring controlled waste||Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34A(2)||£300||£5,000|
|Abandoned Vehicle||Unlawfully abandoning a vehicle||Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978||£200||£2500 and/or 3 months imprisonment|
|Vehicles for Sale||Exposing or cause to expose two or more vehicles for sale on the road||Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 Section 3 (1)||£100||£2,500|
|Repairing Vehicles||Carrying out restricted works on a motor vehicle on a road||Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 Section 4 (1)||£100||£2,500|
|Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter||Distribution of free printed matter||Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 Section 8.4 Schedule 3A||£80||£2,500|
|Breach of Notice - Trade Bins||Failing to comply with a legal notice||Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 47ZB||£110||£1,000|
|Breach of Notice - Domestic Bins||Failing to comply with a legal notice||Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 46||£80||Civil Penalty|
|Breach of Notice – Community Protection Notice||Failing to comply with a legal notice||Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014||£100||£2500/£20,000 (organisation/business)|
|Noise – Noise from Dwellings||Failing to comply with a warning notice||Noise Act 1996 Section 8||£100||£1,000|
|Anti-Social Behaviour - Public Space Protection Order Breach||ASB||Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014||£100||£1,000|
|Fly Tipping - Fixed Penalty Notice||Offence of Fly tipping||Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 33ZA||£200||£50,000 or imprisonment|
Frequently asked questions
Who will be issuing Fixed Penalty Notices?
What do you class a littering?
Do I have to give my personal details to a council officer as they are not police officers?
How much is a Fixed Penalty Notice?
Can I Appeal against a Fixed Penalty Notice I have been issued?
What happens if I don't agree that I committed the offence for which I have received a Fixed Penalty Notice?
I have been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for littering - I have heard that I don't have to pay the full amount if I pay it quickly?
Why should I pay, if there are no signs about littering in the area where I dropped it?
Why should I pay a Fixed Penalty Notice when there were no litter bins nearby at the time?
I received a Fixed Penalty Notice for stubbing out a cigarette, surely that can't be considered littering?
Cigarette stubs aren't really waste as they can't be placed in litter bins because they will catch fire?
I wasn't given a warning, surely that is not fair?
If I am caught I will just pick the litter up at that time and nothing will happen then will it?
This is all a bit petty isn't it, what's the big deal about a few crisp packets and cigarette stubs anyway?
What happens if I receive a second Fixed Penalty Notice within 12 months of receiving the first?
If you need any further information please telephone (01302) 736000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.