Dog Fouling

Laws on Dog Fouling

There are local laws in the East Riding, known as Public Spaces Protection Orders.

These assist in dealing with nuisance in relation to the control of dogs, consumption of alcohol or access to certain public areas that are detrimental to the local communities way of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.


Public Spaces Protection Orders for Cherry Burton

In general, it is an offence not to clear up after your dog if it fouls on land in the open air which the public has access to. A person guilty of this offence can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.


The following document provides more detail on this law. 

Public Spaces Protection Orders - Dog Leaflet