As a Local Authority, Amber Valley Borough Council has a duty to
provide Officers to enforce dog fouling byelaws.
The main law enforced by Amber Valley Borough Council covering
fouling is The Dogs Fouling of Land Act 1996. This law makes it an
offence to allow your dog to defecate and not clean it up.
Dog faeces is a health hazard and can blindness in young
Our Neighbourhood Wardens continually strive to catch offenders
and can issue on the spot Fixed Penalty Notices.
Amber Valley will also issue Fixed Penalty Notices on a witness
statement. A witness could be a neighbour or a complete
Forgetting a poop scoop bag is not an acceptable excuse - you
will still be prosecuted.
Making a Complaint
If you wish to make a complaint regarding dog fouling, please
contact the helpline or submit the form below. We aim to
respond to your complaint within 5 working days which will include
patrols and erecting signage where appropriate.
Any information you supply will remain confidential.
It can also be very useful if a diary is kept on dates, times
and brief descriptions etc as this can assist the wardens when
patrolling the area.
If you are prepared to act as a witness to dog fouling incidents
this can help us to bring successful prosecutions.
REMEMBER - ALWAYS CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG
You can also report an incident of dog fouling using our
online submission form below. Please note, we do request that
you include your name and telphone number in your submission,
however these details will not be passed on to any other person,
they will only be used to contact you if we require further
information on the details you have reported. Thank
Reporting Dog Fouling