You can report dog fouling on roads, pavements and in parks for cleaning. We aim to respond to all complaints as soon as possible. If the report is a new or isolated incident, the information will be used to help build up a picture of where the problem "hotspots" are.

Reporting dog fouling you have witnessed

Offences that are witnessed result in legal action - this may be a fixed penalty notice and/or prosecution. Where offenders are identified, informal letters or formal action can be taken. A statement may be requested to support any evidence.

Please contact Customer Services to report dog fouling. If possible please tell us:

  • the day, date, location and time that the incident occurred
  • a description of the person in charge of the dog at the time the incident occurred
  • a description of the dog that they were walking
  • if they arrived in a vehicle, a description of the vehicle
  • how far away you were when the incident occurred
  • what kind of view you had

Dog fouling fines

It is an offence for a dog owner not to clean up immediately after their dog in public places such as roads, estates, footpaths and parks. Failure to clean up can result in a £50 fixed penalty on-the-spot fine, or prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

If you have been issued with a £50 fixed penalty for dog fouling, you can pay it online.

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