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Non-Endorsable Fixed Penalty Notice FAQs

1. I have just received a non-endorsable fixed penalty notice.  What are my options?

On receipt of a non-endorsable fixed penalty notice you have two options available to you.

Option 1: You can pay the fine of £30

or

Option 2: You can write to the Fixed Penalty Processing Centre requesting a court hearing

2. Is there a time limit?

Yes. You must comply with either option1 or option 2 within 21 days.

3. I wish to pay my fixed penalty notice. What do I do?

You must complete Part 2 (payment slip) of the fixed penalty notice and send it with the sum of £30 to:

The Fixed Penalty Office
Laganside Court
45 Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LL

Telephone

Payments: 028 9072 8265 / 8231

For driving licence enquiries: 028 9072 8234 / 4571 / 4500

For general enquiries: 028 9072 4751 / 4594 / 8236

4. Can I make payment by cash?

Payment can be made in cash by calling at:

The Fixed Penalty Office
Laganside Court
45 Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LL

Telephone

Payments: 028 9072 8265 / 8231

For driving licence enquiries: 028 9072 8234

For general enquiries: 028 9072 8234 / 4571 / 4500

Opening hours of 09:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday (except Bank / Public holidays).

5. I disagree with the issue of the fixed penalty notice and wish to ‘opt for a court hearing’?

You must complete Part 3 (court hearing request) and forward same to:

The Fixed Penalty Office
Laganside Court
45 Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LL

Please note that the owner of the vehicle cannot opt to have the case heard in court if he / she was not the driver of the vehicle at the time of offence.

6. I have lost my fixed penalty notice can I still make payment?

Yes. You need to telephone the Fixed Penalty Processing Centre on 0845 600 8000 to enable them to trace the notice number. Please have your vehicle registration number at the ready. Also please remember you must make payment within 21 days.

7. I do not want to pay or go to court can I appeal any other way?

The Fixed Penalty Processing Centre is not in a position to consider any mitigation you may have to offer. The only way to appeal against the issue of a non-endorsable notice is to request a court hearing.

8. What happens if I don’t pay the fine or opt for a court hearing?

The Fixed Penalty Processing Centre will generate a fine registration certificate, which results in this fine increasing from £30 to £45. The fine is registered at your local court.

9. I have just received a Notice to Owner – what do I do?

Assuming that you are the owner of the vehicle you must avail of the option either to pay the fine or opt for a court hearing.

If you are not the owner then you are not liable for the fixed penalty.  However, you must return the Notice to Owner to the Fixed Penalty Processing Centre advising us to whom the vehicle was sold.  Failure to do so will result in the matter being registered as a fine (£45 penalty) at your local court, which you will be liable for.

10. I have received a Notice to Owner but I lent my vehicle to a friend who received a fixed penalty notice – who is responsible?

The ultimate responsibility lies with the registered keeper of the vehicle.  You can pay the fixed penalty notice and arrange private reimbursement from the driver. Alternatively, if the driver disputes the issue of the fixed penalty notice you can both sign the Statutory Statement of Facts section of the Notice to Owner requesting a court hearing.

If you require any further help please phone us on 101 Non Emergency Number. The Fixed Penalty Processing Centre’s opening hours are 08:00 –17:30.