Report dog fouling

Dog owner's responsibilities

We will fine or prosecute people who fail to clean up after their dog where this is witnessed by our dog wardens or sufficient evidence is supplied by a member of the public.

We can issue fixed penalty fines of £50. If you are prosecuted in court for allowing your dog to foul in a public place and you fail to clean it up straight away, the maximum fine is £1000.

The following behaviour is against the law:

  • failure to pick up and dispose of your dog’s mess from any public space
  • not putting or keeping a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer in any public space
  • allowing a dog to enter an area from which dogs are excluded.

People who are registered blind, disabled, or otherwise rely on dogs are exempt from the dog fouling order.