Dog fouling

It is an offence under the Dog Control Orders for dog walkers not to clean up immediately after their dog has fouled in a public place. An £80 Fixed Penalty Notice will be served upon persons who commit this offence.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Hound sitting on the grass

What we can do

If a dog fouls and the person in charge of the dog fails to clean it up, we can:

  • send a warning letter to the address, if known; or
  • patrol the area with the intent to serve an fixed penalty notice. This is if the approximate time is known, within a two hour timescale; or
  • record the details and patrol the worst affected areas in due course, if the above information is unknown.

If you cannot provide a time or description, but your area is badly fouled, the Safer Cleaner Greener Team may clean up the worst affected public areas.

Report it online

Report dog fouling


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