Section 11: Recovery of unpaid fixed penalties
39.Section 11 deals with the recovery of unpaid fixed penalties. After the expiry of 28 days the local authority is able to enforce the unpaid penalty as increased under section 10 as if it were an extract registered decree arbitral. In practice this means that the unpaid penalty can be recovered in the same way as a sum of money due under a civil court decree. There is no need for any application to the sheriff court for any orders.