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Report dog fouling in Dorset

Dog fouling is unpleasant and can be a health hazard. Report an incident of dog fouling to your local council.

Report dog fouling online

Report an incident of dog fouling in Dorset using the form below.

A dog warden may then contact you and/or visit the area to assess how severe the problem is and take the appropriate action to deal with the problem.

If we are not able to take any action, we will notify you of the reasons.

Dog fouling penalty tickets

Most areas of Dorset have dog fouling orders or are in the process of making them. Each authority will have followed the procedure and guidance written under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to produce orders including appropriate consultation. These orders enable authorised officers to serve Fixed Penalty Notices to any person responsible for a dog that fouls and does not clean up any mess left by the dog on the designated land.

Owners can also be prosecuted in the magistrates court where a fine of up to £1,000 can be imposed.

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