Environment Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) Kingdom
We give Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for fly-tipping, littering, and dog fouling. You must pay the FPN within 14 days of it being issued.
Fines are issued by Kingdom Local Authority Services. Payment needs to be made to them, not Sutton Council.
To pay your FPN, you’ll need the number on the FPN which starts with the prefix KL.
The easiest way to pay your FPN is online.
Pay over the phone
Automated Telephone on 0800 781 6229. VISA, MasterCard, Switch and Delta are accepted.
Pay in person
You can pay by cash at any Payzone outlet. You will need the FPN which contains your unique barcode.
How to challenge an FPN
There are no formal grounds for appeal against a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).
This is because an FPN is issued as an alternative to being prosecuted for the offence that’s been committed. By paying the penalty you discharge your liability for the offence.
Alternatively, you have the right not to pay the FPN and defend yourself in the Magistrates Court.
If you don’t accept that you committed the offence
If you don’t pay the penalty within 14 days the matter will have to be dealt with by the courts.
You and the enforcement officer will both present evidence to the court. It will then be up to the court to decide whether or not an offence was committed.
If the court decides that an offence has been committed, they will impose a financial penalty. This can be significantly more than the amount of the original FPN. You may also receive a criminal record.
When we would consider cancelling an FPN
- if the FPN shouldn’t have been issued because the offender is under 18
- if the person can’t understand that they committed an offence
- if there are significant extenuating circumstances that temporarily affected the ability of the offender to comply with the law
If you feel these apply to you or the person who received the FPN, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No legal proceedings will be initiated until a response has been sent to you.
Complaints about Enforcement Officers
If you’re concerned with the way that they were treated by the Enforcement Officers, you can make a formal complaint.
Complaints raised don’t impact on the FPN itself. You will still need to pay the penalty within 14 days to avoid action being taken.