Report dog fouling

three dogs walking on leads

Before you start your request

You can be given a £50 on-the-spot fine for not cleaning up after your dog. If the fine is not paid you can be prosecuted with a maximum penalty of £1,000.

Registered blind dog owners are exempt.

What you need to know

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.

Paying penalties

Have been issued a fine for dog fouling, and need information on how to pay it? See how to pay council bills.

To report dog fouling, you will need to tell us:

  • where the dog fouling is
  • name and address of the offender (if you know it)
  • description of dog
  • description of the dog owner

Report dog fouling

If you wish to report dog fouling, please fill in our online form. After which you will get an application number. If you provide us with an email address an automated acknowledgment of your request will be sent to you.

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