There are five types of dog control orders in Kirklees:
Fines for breaching a dog control order
- Fixed penalty notice of £75.00
- Failure to pay the fixed penalty notice may lead to prosecution
- Maximum fine is £1000 from the Magistrate's Court
Dog fouling orders
You must immediately remove dog dirt from any land that the public have access to (except for marshland, woodland and moorland).
You can dispose of dog dirt in most council litter bins, provided you have put it in a bag first. Please don't dispose of it in bins next to children's play areas.
Dog lead orders
Dogs have to be on a lead:
- on Kirklees maintained road and pavements
- in car parks
- on bowling greens
- on allotments
- in cemeteries and crematoria
- at some schools
- on sports grounds when sports activities are taking place
- at Castle Hill between 1 March and 31 July (because of ground nesting birds)
Dogs can be exercised off the lead in parks and open spaces in Kirklees, though some are designated "Dogs on Lead by Request".
For instance if there is an event happening, or if your dog is being a nuisance or a danger, an authorised official can ask you to put your dog on a lead.
The lead must be not more than 2 metres and the dog should be under control.
Dog exclusion area orders
Dogs are excluded from certain fenced areas such as children's play areas, paddling pools, multi-use games areas (MUGAs), skate parks, tennis and ball courts.
They are also excluded from some Kirklees maintained school grounds (where requested by the head teacher).