We have teams who patrol the streets and parks, educate people about responsible dog ownership and, if required, enforce the law. It is a criminal offence not to clean up after your dog and you can be fined up to £1,000.
Where dogs foul on someone else’s garden, they are usually not with the owner. If you see a dog without its owner, please notify the dog warden. If the dog is with the owner but not on lead, please notify the Neighbourhood Enforcement team.
Dog Control Orders allow our enforcement officers to make sure dogs are kept under proper supervision.
Fixed penalties can be issued to dog owners who don't obey the law. It is an offence to
- allow Dog Fouling or fail to remove dog faeces;
- allow Stray/Roaming Dogs or have a dog off the lead within the Carlisle district (except in parks and open spaces);
- not put and keep a dog on a lead when directed to by a City Council enforcement officer.
We cannot take any action against owners of cats that foul your garden.
How to report it?
You can report dog fouling to the Neighbourhood Enforcement by completing the online form below
Every complaint will be investigated but you can help us by providing us with as must detail as possible such as:
- Where the fouling is
- What time of day it is happening
- Who is responsible
Any information you provide us with will be treated in the strictest confidence.