Public Spaces Protection Orders
Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils have renewed the existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) made under section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which cover dog fouling across both district areas.
Each PSPO makes it an offence for a person in control of a dog not to clear up the dog mess immediately, on any land that is open to the air and to which the public is entitled or permitted to have access (with or without payment).
In South Norfolk, the PSPO also restricts the presence of dogs in play areas, making it an offence for you to take your dog into any enclosed play area or children's playground.
Offenders in Broadland and South Norfolk are subject to a fixed penalty notice of £100, reduced to £80 if paid within 10 days, or if taken to court, a fine up to £1,000.
In order for an offence to be investigated, we will need to know the address of the owner and as much information as possible including a description of both the dog(s) and the owner.
If you see someone allowing their dog to foul and not clear it up, and if you know the owner’s details you can report this using the links below (please do not submit photographs of the waste itself).
Where an area is in need of cleansing due to dog fouling, please report this to us using the following links: