Fixed Penalty Notices

We want to encourage people to keep South Kesteven clean.

The Council issues Fixed Penalty Notices which are "on the spot" financial penalties to anyone committing offences which impact on our community or environment. This includes, but is not limited to, the offences of littering, dog fouling, fly-tipping and trade waste offences.

How do I pay my Fixed Penalty Notice?

Once a Fixed Penalty Notice has been issued you have 14 days to make the payment (we are unable to accept payments in instalments).  You can do this a number of ways:

Online by Credit or Debit Card:

You can pay your Fixed Penalty Notice online at select "other payments" followed by "Environmental Health Fixed Penalty".

Telephone by Credit or Debit Card:

Call 01476 406080, select the option to make a payment (available between 08:45 - 17:15 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 08:45 - 16:00 Wednesday and 08:45 - 16:45 Friday).

By Post:

Cheques should be made payable to South Kesteven District Council.  Please write the fixed penalty ticket number on the reverse of the cheque.  Payment will be regarded as made on the date we receive your cheque. Post your cheque to South Kesteven District Council, Neighbourhood Team, Mowbeck House, Alexandra Road, Grantham, NG31 7AS.

Frequently asked questions: 

What is a Fixed Penalty Notice?

What do you class as littering?

What about private land?

What about dog fouling?

If I pick up the litter after an officer has approached me, do I still receive a fine?

Can I put a cigarette stub in a litter bin, I'm worried it will catch fire?

Can I pay my fine by instalments?

What happens to the money the Council gets from the Fixed Penalty Notices?

Do the enforcement officers get paid commission for the tickets they issue?

What should I do if I am unhappy with the Enforcement Officer's behaviour?

Do I still have to pay if there are no signs about littering or dog fouling in the area?

Do I still have to pay if there are no litter or dog waste bins nearby?

Do I have to give my personal details to a council officer as they are not police officers?

Can I appeal against the Fixed Penalty Notice I have been issued?

What if I don't agree that I committed the offence for which I have received a Fixed Penalty Notice?

What happens if I don't pay the Fixed Penalty Notice?

Why wasn't I given a warning or the chance to pick it up?


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