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Report dog fouling

If you see someone not cleaning up their dog's poo in public, report this to us online.

WarningIt is an offence under The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 to allow your dog to foul and not pick up the mess. Dog Wardens can issue Fixed Penalty Notices of £50 to anyone caught failing to pick up the dog's poo, which can also lead to prosecution if the case goes to court.

Dog fouling is widely considered to be the most offensive type of litter on our streets and green spaces. It can also be dangerous to human health, especially to children, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.


It is the responsibility of the person in charge of the dog at the time the fouling occurs to pick up the poo, which is not always the dog owner.  Not having a bag, nor being aware that the dog has fouled is not acceptable.

What we can do

We can investigate incidences of fouling where the following applies:

  • It has been witnessed by someone who is willing to provide their details
  • Alleged perpetrator can be identified
  • Person reporting the incident is willing to provide a witness statement and attend court (if required)

Before you report it

Report dog fouling on our website.

Using our website to report issues
You will need to provide a location of the issue (post code or town) and then select the relevant category:


  • Drains and flooding
  • Public spaces and parks
  • Roads and pavements
  • Rubbish and environment

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Location of the issue
  • A summary of the issue

Report it online