Dog fouling

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

If you allow your dog to foul in an open public place, you must clean it up straight away.

There are around 850 litter bins in South Lakeland that you can use for dog waste.

If you don't clean up after your dog, or you're not carrying the right equipment for cleaning up, you could be liable for an initial fixed penalty of £100.

Persistent offenders will be taken to court and face a fine of up to £1,000.  

Full details of Dog Control Orders are included in our information about Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO's).

How to report dog fouling   

Report dog fouling

It is helpful if you can let us know:

  • the name and address of the person in charge of the dog
  • a description of the dog
  • when and where the offence took place