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Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Dog fouling PSPO (Norwich)

Dog fouling is widely considered to have a negative impact on an area and is unpleasant for residents and visitors. Direct contact with dog faeces can have health implications.

The council provides bins in public areas across the city which can be used by dog owners. If no bins are available, dog owners are encouraged to dispose of the waste at home.

The Order was agreed at Cabinet on 14 April 2021 and came into effect on 26 May 2021 for a period of three years.

Signed Dog fouling PSPO

Area covered by the dog fouling order

The proposed PSPO covers land open to public access across the whole of Norwich.

Map of the area covered by the dog fouling order

How the dog fouling order will be enforced

If a person breaches the PSPO and fails to pick up after their dog, they will be issued with a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (reduced to £70 if paid within 10 days). The individual will be taken to court if the fine is not paid within 14 days. A person guilty of an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine up to £1000.

The PSPO will be enforced by authorised officers of Norwich City Council.  

Rules for assistance dogs

There are exemptions to the PSPO for individuals who are registered blind or have a disability which prevents them from clearing up after their assistance dog.

Reporting issues

Report dog fouling issues online

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