Our Enforcement Team issue 'Fixed Penalty Notices' (FPNs), which are fines for various types of offence.
FPNs are an alternative to a court prosecution that can be given to anyone over 10 years old, ‘on the spot’ or by post, when:
- an enforcement officer has reason to believe a person has committed an offence
- there would be sufficient evidence to support a successful prosecution
Using FPNs to deal with offences saves time and results in substantially lower fines in comparison to cases prosecuted at courts.
If you receive an Fixed Penalty Notice
If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice, you can either pay the fine on your FPN or ask for your case to be heard in court. You cannot appeal against an FPN.
If you pay the fine within 14 days, you 'discharge any liability for conviction for the offence' - which means we can't prosecute you and the FPN won't result in a criminal conviction.
If you don't pay the fine within 14 days, we'll start a prosecution which may result in a higher fine or imprisonment.
Types of Fixed Penalty Notice
|Offence||Payment within 10 days*||Payment within 14 days*||Magistrate Court imposed fines|
|Dog fouling||Not available||£75||£1,000|
|Depositing controlled waste without an Environmental Permit||£240||£400||£50,000|
|Repairing a vehicle on a road||£75||£100||£2,500|
|Sale of vehicles on a road||£75||£100||£2,500|
|Breaching a Community Protection Notice||£75||£100||£2,500 for an individual, £20,000 for an organisation|
|Breaching a Public Space Protection Order||£75||£100||£1,000|
|Transporting controlled waste without authority||£180||£300||£5,000|
|Failure to produce written waste information||£180||£300||£5,000|
Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice
Instructions of how to pay your fine are included on your Fixed Penalty Notice.
The amount of your fine depends on when you pay; we base the date on when we receive payment.
Pay FPN by post
To pay a Fixed Penalty Notice by post, complete the yellow 'section C' of the FPN and send it to:
Community Safety FPN 2nd Floor, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to 'City of York Council' and returned with the completed yellow 'section C' form.
If you're paying by post, we advise you to get proof of postage.
Pay FPN in person
You can make debit and credit card payments for Fixed Penalty Notices at our Customer Centre (however, we cannot answer queries about your FPN).
Pay FPN by telephone
Contact Environmental Services to pay Fixed Penalty Notices by telephone, using your debit or credit card (terms and conditions apply).