Fixed penalty notices for environmental offences

Use this guide to find out more about fixed penalty notices for environmental offences.

Can I appeal an FPN?

There are no formal grounds for appeal if you're issued with a  fixed penalty notice (FPN).

The legislation that governs fixed penalty notices means that a person who receives an FPN can challenge it in court if they believe the penalty should not have been issued to them.

Paying the FPN is an invitation for you to discharge your liability to prosecution. This means that while this is not an admission of your guilt, you do agree that an offence has been committed. By paying the fine, no further action will be taken by us or on our behalf.

If you decide to pay for the FPN instead of challenging it in court, payment can be made by following the notes on the reverse of the notice. Please note that we are unable to accept payments by instalments.