Fixed Penalty Notices

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is committed to tackling environmental anti-social behaviour (ASB) such as fly tipping, littering, fly-posting, dog-fouling and vehicle abandonment, as well as community ASB and will use a range of powers and resources to take action.

Fines, or Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) are an effective way of punishing those individuals and organisations which behave in an anti-social manner without going through a court process, unless they commit a similar offence on more than one occasion.

To ensure that FPNs are issued fairly and consistently across the district, MVDC has produced a FPN Enforcement Policy.

Contesting an FPN

There is no formal appeal procedure for contesting an FPN.  The opportunity to challenge the allegation and plead not guilty to the alleged offence is by the way of prosecution, on summons, and trial in a Magistrates’ Court. The recipient of an FPN may however wish to plead mitigation or contest the basis on which it was issued.  Section 11 of the Council's FPN Enforcement Policy outlines how this can be done.

For more information or related queries, please email asb@molevalley.gov.uk.