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Report dog fouling

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) applies to the anti-social behaviour of dog fouling in public areas in the Colchester borough.

This includes all places where the public has permission to access private land.

If you are aware of anyone not clearing up after their dog, please contact us. Any information provided will be dealt with confidentially.

Report a dog fouling problem

You can report a dog fouling problem to us online.

Report dog fouling

What we need to know when you contact us

If you do not know the dog owner, please let us know:

  • the time that you witnessed it
  • a brief description of the dog and owner

If you know the owner and are willing to give us a statement, we may be able to issue a fixed penalty notice.

Accurate information such as times, a date, description of the dog or owner can be very helpful but must be witnessed.

Pick up after your dog – or face a £100 fine

Under the dog fouling; PSPO, owners are required to clear up after their dogs in public areas. Those who fail to do so can get a fixed penalty charge of £100 or a court fine of up to £1000.

Page last reviewed: 5 October 2020


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