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Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 52 – Offences under section 50: fixed penalty notices

This section (subsections (1) and (2)) enables an “authorised officer” of a district council to issue a fixed penalty notice where it appears to that officer that an offence of failing to nominate or notify details of a key-holder has been committed, offering the offender an opportunity to discharge, by payment of a fixed penalty (within 14 days), any liability to conviction for the offence.  Who qualifies as an authorised officer is described in subsection (10).  The rest of the section sets out the effects of the fixed penalty notice, what information such a notice should contain, and procedures for payment.

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