Dog fouling

Planned maintenance to the Planning Portal

Due to an upgrade to the Planning Portal between 9am and midday on Saturday 21 October, customers will be unable to view documents on the site during this time.

It is an offence to not clean up after your dog on most footpaths, bridle paths, parks, grass verges and public areas.

Use our eForm to report dog waste that needs clearing up.

report dog fouling

You can also contact us:

  • to report a nuisance caused by dog waste in a public place
  • to report an accumulation of dog waste in a garden or yard
  • for advice on what action to take

Penalty for not clearing up dog waste

If you do not clear up your dog's waste and you are caught you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice or even prosecuted, which can result in a fine of up to £1000.

If you see a dog owner failing to pick up dog waste, please report dog fouling with as much information as possible, including:

  • date
  • time
  • location
  • description of dog
  • description of owner
  • address of dog owner, if known

Dog waste disposal

Report a dog bin problem

If a dog bin is full or overflowing, we will empty it within 2 hours, unless we get your report after 3.00pm, then the dog bin will be emptied before 10.00am the following working day.

If a bin is damaged or missing we will repair or replace it as soon as possible.

Dog waste bins can be found in many areas within the city of York. However, if a dog bin is not available, you can use ordinary litter bins or your household waste, provided the dog waste is sealed properly in a plastic bag.

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