You can be given a fine, otherwise known as a fixed penalty notice (FPN), by post or on the spot if you commit an offence in Medway.

Pay a fine

When paying you will need to quote your surname and the FPN number as the reference.

Pay a fine online

You can also pay over the phone by calling 01634 333 128 or 01634 333 333.

You can pay by post by writing the FPN number (found at the front of your ticket) on the back of the cheque or postal order and making it payable to: Medway Council, Cashiers, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR. If you provide a stamped addressed envelope we will send you a receipt. Do not send cash through the post. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.

Paying a fine:

  • isn’t an admission of guilt
  • doesn't result in a conviction or criminal record
  • means you will never be prosecuted for the offence

If you’re struggling to pay the fine

You can't pay for a fine in instalments. However, if you contact Medway Council within the 14 day payment period, we may extend the payment for up to 28 days from the date the ticket was issued under certain circumstances.

Dispute a fine in court

You can’t appeal a fine (fixed penalty notice), so if you think it was incorrect and choose not to pay, you will have to make your case at court. If the court thinks you committed the offence, they can impose a maximum penalty of £2,500. The fine itself will tell you more about how you can dispute a fine in court.

Wrong address

If you receive a fine at your address and the named person doesn’t live there, phone 01634 333 333.