Someone who has not cleaned 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 such penalties.
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.
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.
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 we will receive 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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