Please enter the Prefix N, F, or 364 and the unique reference number with your surname and full amount. The unique reference is displayed on the Fixed Penalty Notice. If you cannot find your reference number or have any other questions please contact 0191 2787878 and ask for 'Fixed Penalty Notice'.
Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice
Do not use this link to pay for a parking or smoking fine, see below.
To pay for a Parking Penalty Charge Notice (parking fine) go to our Parking Penalty Charge Notice page.
If you wish to pay a smoking fine please phone 0191 2787878 and ask for 'Fixed Penalty Notice'.
Issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs)
Notices of Opportunity to Pay a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) can be issued by local authority officers for certain offences where the legislation permits and where the officer is authorised to do so. These notices provide a quick, visible and effective way of dealing with low-level environmental crimes, and an alternative to prosecution.
A fixed penalty is not a fine. Payment of the penalty by the recipient discharges their liability to conviction for the offence for which the FPN was issued. It does not constitute an admission of guilt, but removes the possibility of the creation of a record of criminal conviction.
Authorised Officers are issued guidance on fixed penalty notices (pdf 245 kb).