Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)

A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) is a notice served by an authorised enforcement officer, such as a community warden or a trading standards officer to a person who has committed a criminal offence.

FPNs may be issued on the spot or by post after the event. By paying this fine, you agree that you have committed the offence and no further action will be taken against you. It also means that you can avoid being prosecuted in the criminal courts and receiving a criminal conviction.

How do I pay?

  • Online: online payments system 
  • By post: using the payment slip at the bottom of the FPN please send to:
    Slough Borough Council P.O. Box 3839, Slough, SL1 0JA.
    Please allow 2 working days for 1st class post and 5 working days for 2nd class post.
    Please make Cheques/ Postal Orders payable to “Slough Borough Council”. 
  • In person: at The Parking Shop, Unit 5, Shaftesbury Court, Chalvey Park, Slough, SL1 2ER. Opening times are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.

What happens if I don't pay?

  • If payment of the fixed penalty notice is not made within the specified amount of time, we will refer the matter to the courts for prosecution.

What can FPNs be issued for?

FPNs can be issued for a range of environmental-related offences including:

  • littering
  • failing to remove dog faeces
  • placing waste out too early for collection
  • businesses not disposing of waste properly
  • abandoning a vehicle
  • selling/repairing vehicles on the highway
  • graffiti
  • fly-posting

What is classed as "litter"?

The term "litter" covers a wide range of items, which can include such things as cigarette butts, chewing gum, food waste, packaging or a bag of waste discarded on the street or open land. Littering can take place on any land (public or private) in the open air to which the public have access. It is a criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £2,500 and a criminal record.

More information

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