Dog Fouling

Where dog fouling occurs on private property (such as the owners house) and they do not clean up the mess on a regular basis, this may constitute a statutory nuisance which can be investigated by the council.

Fouling is an ongoing problem which affects the cleanliness of the Breckland area, both on the streets and in the parks. Many pet owners dispose of their pet's waste responsibly, but unfortunately this is not done by all owners.

A person in charge of a dog must remove the faeces straight away if the dog has fouled in an area where the Icon for pdf Dog Fouling Act 1996 [43.85KB] applies. Otherwise they are breaking the law and could be fined up to £1000.

Last updated: 14/02/2018 09:34:51