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Dog fouling is frequently raised as a serious public concern in Stevenage.

Removing dog faeces

Every person (other than a registered blind person) in charge of a dog is responsible for the removal of any faeces deposited by their dog.

Failure to clean up after a dog may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £50. If the case goes to court, a fine of up to £1,000 may be issued.


As well as reporting dog fouling, we will send you a diary sheet that we need you to complete. The diary sheet asks for recorded times when dog fouling occurs, a description of the dog and the person in charge. On completion, please send this document back to us, and we take appropriate action.

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Bag it, Tie it, Bin it

When you walk your dog, always carry plastic bags, nappy sacks or poop bags to clear up after your dog.

Dispose of the bag in a dog waste bin or litter bin located around the town. Alternatively, you could take it home with you and put it in your black refuse bin.

Stevenage Dog Watch

Be the eyes and ears of your community. Help keep Stevenage a safe and strong community and take part in fun events for all the family. For more information, visit Stevenage Dog Watch on their Facebook page.

If you would like to join and receive notifications from Stevenage Dog Watch by email, please register on the Owl website.

Note: To join you will need to select Neighbourhood Watch and add your postcode. When you press the 'Search' button you will then be given the option to join Dog Watch in Stevenage.