Dogs should be trained to go at home, with faeces disposed of hygienically.
If a dog fouls while being walked, the dog owner or person in charge should clean up immediately.
Many public areas in Kirklees have Dog control Public Space Protection Orders which designate them as poop scoop areas. If you don't clean up after your dog in these areas you can be issued with a fixed penalty notice, or prosecuted in the Magistrates Court where a fine of up to £1,000 can be made.
If a council officer sees anyone breaking the law we will take action.
We clear dog fouling as part of our normal planned street cleaning.
How to report dog fouling
Fill in our simple online form.
Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes
Paperclip Information about the dog owner(s) causing the problem, or the most common times that people walk their dogs, are helpful as they let us take specific enforcement action.
If you make a complaint your details are kept confidential.Report dog fouling
After you've reported it
An enforcement officer will contact you to progress your enquiry.
Fixed penalty notices
If you have received a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling, it will tell you what to do and how to pay it.
'No dog fouling' signs
There are about 15,000 signs fitted to lamp-posts next to roads in Kirklees.
We don't provide dog bins.
Place your properly bagged dog waste in any council litter bin, or take it home.