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Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND)

A PND is a type of fixed penalty notice for dealing with low-level, anti-social and nuisance offending. PNDs can have a penalty of £90 or a penalty of £60.

What to do if I receive a PND?

You must pay a PND within 21 days from the date of issue. Payment involves no admission of guilt and removes the possibility of the creation of a record of criminal conviction.

How can I pay my PND?

  • online: visit the direct.gov.uk website
  • phone: 24 hour automated debit/credit card payment service 0300 123 1481
  • post: cheque postal order made payable to HMCTS. If you choose this method, please send Part 3 of your ticket along with your cheque to:
    Regional Fixed Penalty
    PO Box 5992
    Southend On Sea
    SS1 9PX

What if I don’t pay?

If you don’t pay the penalty in full or request a court hearing within 21 days from the date of issue, an additional 50% will be added to the fine.

If you don’t pay the PND at all, it will be registered as a fine, in which case you may have to pay additional bailiff’s fees or you may be arrested.

What if I disagree?

If you disagree with the penalty notice, you can request a court hearing within 21 days of the date of issue.

Please follow the instructions on the notice.

Will the PND give me a criminal record?

A PND is not classified as a criminal conviction.

If you request a court hearing and are found guilty, a criminal record will be created.

Penalty Notices issued for recordable offences, such as retail theft, cannabis possession or being drunk and disorderly, are registered on the Police National Computer and may be disclosed as part of an enhanced criminal records check.

What to do if I have lost my PND?

If you have lost your penalty notice, please contact the Central Ticket Office on 0117 945 5220 to obtain the penalty notice number.

Useful Links

Penalty notices for disorder: guidance for police officers