Dog Fouling

In Watford it is an offence for a person in control of a dog, not to clean up immediately if the dog has fouled on public land.

Report dog fouling

To tell us about dog foul on pavements for cleaning, please use our report a street cleaning form.

If you should see a dog fouling that the dog owner doesn't pick up, please report it to Environmental Health on 01923 278503. 

Please provide the date, time, location, description of the dog and the dog owner. Also the address of the dog owner if known.

Watford Borough Council will carry out patrols and investigate hot spot areas.

What you can do

  • Always carry bags when you take your dog out so that you can clear up any foul.
  • If you are caught not clearing up your dog's waste, you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice or even prosecuted, which can result in a fine of up to £1000.


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