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Community Information

Smoking fines

Community Wardens will issue a fixed penalty to a person who they believe has committed an offence under following section(s) of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

For an offence under Section 1, the fixed penalty is £200 payable within 29 days from the date of the notice, or £150 if paid within 15 days from the date of the notice.

For an offence under Section 2, the fixed penalty is £50 payable within 29 days from the date of the notice, or £30 if paid within 15 days from the date of the notice.

For an offence under Section 3, the fixed penalty is £200 payable within 29 days from the date of the notice, or £150 if paid within 15 days from the date of the notice.

Failure to make payment within 29 days from the date of the notice will result in East Renfrewshire Council reporting the matter to the Procurator Fiscal or initiating procedures to recover the full amount of the fixed penalty.

Can I appeal a Smoking Fixed Penalty Notice?

The person may contest the fixed penalty and request a hearing by ticking the box and returning to the address provided on the notice within 29 days from the day after the notice was issued.


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