Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs)

One of the top priorities identified in the latest Residents' Survey was keeping the streets clean. A significant amount of work goes into street cleansing but an important part of keeping Basingstoke clean includes tackling issues such as littering, dog fouling, fly-tipping and fly-posting.

One of the tools used by the council to tackle these issues is FPNs. The types of offences these penalties are used for include:

  • Littering
  • Dog fouling
  • Fly-tipping
  • Cycling on pavements
  • Fly-posting
  • Breach of Community Protection Notices (CPNs)
  • Breach of Public Spaces Protection Order
  • Engine Idling

FPNs are offered for certain offences as an alternative to prosecution but whether or not you will be offered an FPN will depend on the circumstances of the offence. If you are offered an FPN following the commission of an offence but chose not to accept it, the file will be passed to the legal team to list with the court.

Types of FPNs and charges

Below is a list of offences the council currently issues FPNs for, together with the set penalties:

Offence If paid within 10 days of issue Full penalty within 14 days of issue
Depositing litter
(includes cigarette butts, chewing gum and spitting)
£50 £75
Unlawful disposal of waste (fly-tipping) £250 £400
Fly-posting £50 £75
Cycling on a footpath £30 £30
Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice £75 £100
Failure to produce waste documents £180 £300
Failure to produce authority to transport waste £180 £300
Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter £50 £75
Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice £60 £100
Smoking in a smoke-free place £30 £50
Failure to comply with a public space protection order £75 £100
Offence If paid within 28 days of issue Full penalty within 56 days of issue
Failure of person(s) to switch off vehicle engine whilst stationary/ parked £20 £40

Challenge an FPN

There is no formal right to appeal but we do have a representation process. If you have received a FPN and you do not agree it was for the correct reasons you can complete an online representation.

Challenge an FPN

Unable to pay an FPN

If you are having difficulty paying the FPN, make an online representation to notify us of this issue.

Include evidence of your financial situation and why you will not be able to pay on time. We are not able to offer a payment plan but may be able to arrange an extension depending on your circumstances.

Notify us if you are unable to pay

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