7. Offences for which penalty notices are available

The tables below list the offences covered in the MCSG for which penalty notices are available and the amount of penalty. Consult your legal adviser for further guidance.

Penalty notices for disorder

Offence  Legislation  Amount
Criminal damage (where damage under £500 in value, and not normally where damage over £300) Criminal Damage Act 1971, s.1 £90
Disorderly behaviour Public Order Act 1986, s.5 £90
Drunk and disorderly Criminal Justice Act 1967, s.91 £90
Sale of alcohol to drunk person on relevant premises (not including off-licenses) Licensing Act 2003, s.141  £90
Sale of alcohol to person under 18 (staff only; licensees should be subject of a summons) Licensing Act 2003, s.146  £90
Theft from a shop (where goods under £200 in value, and not normally where goods over £100) Theft Act 1968, s.1  £90

Fixed penalty notices

Offence Legislation Amount Penalty points
Brakes, steering or tyres defective Road Traffic Act 1988, s.41A £200 3
Breach of other construction and use requirements Road Traffic Act 1988, s.42 £100 or £200
Careless driving Road Traffic Act 1988, s.3 £100 3
Driving other than in accordance with licence Road Traffic Act 1988, s.87(1) £100 3
Failing to comply with police officer signal Road Traffic Act 1988, s.35 £100 3
Failing to comply with traffic sign Road Traffic Act 1988, s.36 £100 3
Failing to supply details of driver’s identity Road Traffic Act 1988, s.172 £200 6
No insurance Road Traffic Act 1988, s.143 £300 6
No test certificate Road Traffic Act 1988, s.47 £100
Overloading/exceeding axle weight Road Traffic Act 1988, s.41B £100 to £300
Pelican/zebra crossing contravention Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.25(5) £100 3
Railway fare evasion (where penalty notice scheme in operation by train operator) Railways (Penalty Fares) Regulations 1994 £20 or twice the full single fare to next stop, whichever is greater
Seat belt offences £100 Road Traffic Act 1988, s.14 and s.15(2) or 15(4) £100
School non-attendance Education Act 1996, s.444(1) £60 if paid within 21 days; £120 if paid within 28 days
Speeding Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.89(1) £100 3
Using hand-held mobile phone while driving Road Traffic Act 1988, s.41D From 1 March 2017 £200 6
Using vehicle in dangerous condition Road Traffic Act 1988, s.40A £100 3

Fixed Penalty Notices – Environmental and anti-social behaviour offences

Offence

Legislation

Statutory range for fixed penalty

Minimum discounted penalty

Default penalty

Littering

Environmental Protection Act 1990, s.88

£50 – £150

£50

£100

Graffiti

Anti-social behaviour Act 2003, s.43

£50 – £150

£50

£100

Fly-posting

Anti-social behaviour Act 2003, s.43

£50 – £150

£50

£100

Unauthorised distribution of free literature on designated land

Environmental Protection Act 1990, s.88

£50 – £150

£50

£100

Alarm noise: failure to nominate key-holder or to notify local authority of key-holder’s details

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, s.73

£50 – £80

£50

£75

Nuisance parking

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, s.6

£100

£60

£100

Abandoning a vehicle

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, s.10

£200

£120

£200

Fly-tipping

Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016

£150 – £400

£120

£200

Failure to produce a waste transfer note

Environmental Protection Act 1990, s.34A

£300

£180

£300

Industrial and commercial waste receptacle offences

Environmental Protection Act 1990, s.47ZA

£75 – £110

£60

£100

Noise exceeding permitted level – domestic premises

Noise Act 1996, s.8

£75 – £110

£60

£100

Noise exceeding permitted level – licensed premises

Noise Act 1996, s.8

£500

£500 – no discount allowed

£500

Breach of a Public Spaces Protection Order

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, s68

Up to £100

No statutory minimum

n/a

Breach of a Community Protection Notice

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, s52

Up to £100

No statutory minimum

n/a