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Fixed penalties

Fixed penalties provide an efficient, proportionate and direct way of dealing with a wide range of motoring offences.

There are two types of fixed penalty tickets, endorsable and non-endorsable:

  • Non-endorsable is a monetary only fine.
  • Endorsable tickets will carry both a monetary fine and points on your driving license.


The cost of both endorsable and non-endorsable fixed penalty fines are as below:

  • £100 fine, endorsable, three penalty points
  • £200 fine, endorsable, three penalty points
  • £300 fine, endorsable, six penalty points
  • £50 fine, non-endorsable
  • £100 fine, non-endorsable
  • £200 fine, non-endorsable
  • £300 fine, non-endorsable

What are my options if I have received a fixed penalty?

Pay the penalty in full within 28 days

You can pay the penalty:

  • by cheque or postal order – send to

    Regional Fixed Penalty Office
    SE & SW Regional FPO
    PO Box 5992
    Southend On Sea
    SS1 9PX
  • by phone – call 0300 1231481 (24 Hour Payment Line) using credit/debit card (Switch, Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Visa Debit)

If it is an endorsable offence, you must send your licence to the Regional Fixed Penalty Office.

If you are unable to surrender your driving licence, you must explain why you cannot produce it by contacting the:

Write to the Central Ticket Office

Request a court hearing if you disagree with the issuing of the notice by writing to:

Central Ticket Office
PO Box 213
BS20 1DR

You must enclose part 3 of the notice, properly completed and signed.

For more information contact the Central Ticket Office on 01278 647495 between Monday to Friday, 8:00 and 17:00.

Lost tickets

If you have lost your ticket you can contact the Fixed Penalty Office 01702 283860 or the Central Ticket Office on 01278 647495 to request your fixed penalty notice number.

You will need to have:

  • your vehicle registration number
  • date and time of the alleged offence
  • location of the alleged offence
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