Use this form to request the removal of dog mess on footpaths, grass verges and public open spaces.

We can issue an initial fixed penalty of £75 to someone who fails to clean up after their dog. Persistent offenders will be taken to court and face a fine of up to £1,000.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

PSPOs were introduced in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. A PSPO is designed to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in an area. The behaviour must be having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the community, it must be persistent or continuing and it must be unreasonable.

The PSPO can impose restrictions on the use of that area which apply to everyone who is carrying out that activity. The orders are designed to ensure that the law-abiding majority can enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

Before you start

If you witnessed the incident and would like us to take enforcement action, you will need to tell us:

  •   the name and address of the person in charge of the dog
  •   a description of the dog
  •   when and where the offence took place

How we use your data

If you wish to know why we collect your data and how we use it, then please see our privacy notice.