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Report dog fouling

Dog fouling is the offence of being in charge of a dog and failing to remove the mess from a public place.

It is the responsibility of the dog owner to clean up after the dog if it fouls in a public area. Failure to do so may incur an on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notice of £80. The maximum fine is £1,000.

There are Enforcement Officers patrolling the District to carry out enforcement of the law and we also receive reports from the public. If you witness someone committing a dog fouling offence, please report it to us.

Report dog fouling

Dog waste can be disposed of in public litter bins if they are available or you can take the waste home and dispose of it in your general refuse bin.

People who are registered blind are not expected to clean up after their dog. If you feel you have a genuine reason why you should be exempt please speak with the Enforcement Officer at the time. If you are in this position ideally you should train your dog to go at home if possible.