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Dog Fouling


Report a dog owner for not picking up

Where we have enough evidence we may be able to take legal action against someone who doesn’t pick up after their dog. When reporting someone for not picking up after their dog, please give us as much information as you can which might include:

Request that dog fouling is removed

We can only remove dog fouling from land we own. If you think the fouling is on council land please contact TOR2 using the following link.
If the dog fouling is on private land it will be the responsibility of the person who owns the land to have it removed.
“I didn’t see my dog foul” is not an excuse for dog fouling. Your dog is your responsbility at all times on or off the lead.

The law

Most dog owners pick up after their dogs. If someone doesn’t they could receive a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice from a Dog Warden, Street Warden or Police Community Support Officer. If someone chooses not to pay they could be taken to Court and face a fine of up to £2,500.

Paying a Fixed Penalty Notice for Dog Fouling

The Fixed Penalty Notice charge for dog fouling in Torbay is £75.  If the charge is paid within 7 days, there is a £25 reduction You can pay a Fixed Penalty notice by calling 01803 208025 (between 09:00 – 17:00), selecting the related options and quoting the reference number which is shown at the top right of the notice.

We will treat members of the public with respect and expect the same in return. Please note that we will not tolerate abusive behaviour towards our staff.

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