Before you start
People who do not clean up after their dog can be given a £50 on-the-spot fine. If they refuse to pay the fine, they can be prosecuted and may face a court appearance with a maximum penalty of £1,000.
Registered blind dog owners are exempt from penalties.
We will need to know:
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- Where the dog fouling is
- Name and address of the offender (if you know it)
- Description of dog
- Description of the dog owner
Dog poo carries serious health hazards such as toxocariasis which mainly affects children aged 1-4 years. Responsible dog ownership can prevent the spread of this infection and minimise the risk to the public.
If you have been issued a Fixed Penalty Notice for dog fouling, and need information on how to pay it, see
How to pay Council bills.