Chelmsford City Council
Report dog fouling

Report dog fouling

Report dog fouling

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.
  

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