Chelmsford City Council

Report dog fouling

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We will take enforcement action against owners who do not clear up after their dog.

To report dog fouling, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • where the problem is located
  • any further information that you think is relevant
  • photos or evidence of the problem, if you have it

To report a dog owner for not clearing up after their dog, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details
  • the date and time you witnessed or became aware of the dog fouling
  • the street name and a description of the location where the dog fouling occurs
  • a description of the dog
  • a description of the owner

How we deal with dog fouling

Once we receive your report of dog fouling, we will:

  • make contact with the owner, if you know who they are

  • use the information you provide to carry out targeted patrols in the area

If the dog owner does not clear up after their dog, we will give them a fixed penalty notice. If they don’t pay the fixed penalty notice, we will take them to court.

You can download our Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)  for dog fouling.

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    Last updated: 27 April 2022

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