Dog Control Orders

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Dog Control Orders came into force in Calderdale on Monday 3rd September 2012.

The five Orders relate to the control of dogs in outdoor spaces that are accessible to the public, and the requirement for dog owners to clean up forthwith after their dog has fouled.

On the 23rd and 24th August 2012 the Council published a Dog Control Orders Public Notice [PDF file 33KB]|PDF file in four local newspapers declaring that the Orders had been made, in accordance with the Dog Control Orders (Procedure) Regulations 2006|External link.

Which Orders will apply in Calderdale?

Which Orders apply near me?

To see which Orders apply near you, you can search Calderdale maps online: Dog control orders. The maps online provide the name, and an indication of the location and approximate extent of the sites which are covered by the Orders.

Alternatively, view each town page for a list of sites and the Orders which apply to them.

Please note that the 'borough-wide' Orders do not contain a definitive list of sites as they generally apply to the majority of public spaces in the borough.

If you do not comply with any of the Dog Control Orders you could be served with one or more Fixed penalty notices.

The Fixed Penalty is £80 and must be paid within 14 days to avoid prosecution. If found guilty of an offence, a person could be fined a maximum of £1000. The Fixed Penalty is reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days.

If you have any questions, please read Your questions answered before you Contact the Dog Warden as your question may have been answered already.

Last Updated: 03/05/2016