In July 2010 Cornwall Council introduced a dog fouling order that covers all of Cornwall to ensure all areas of Cornwall have the same levels of enforcement for dog fouling. This order has changed some of the areas that you are required to clean up after your dog.
You are now required to clean up after your dog has fouled (and properly dispose of it) when your dog fouls in any area which the public are entitled to have access to.
Failing to clean up after your dog has fouled will result in a fixed penalty being issued – which is for £80 (reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days) or prosecution where if found guilty you would face a maximum fine of £1000.
There is only a limited number of Dog Welfare and Enforcement Officers in Cornwall, but there are a number of other officers who are able to issue fixed penalties (many of which are not uniformed officers) as well as most PCSO’s – this means that there is a relatively high chance that you will be caught should you not clear up after your dog has fouled.
It is only with people getting involved and reporting problems in their neighbourhood that we will be able to solve more problems and take more enforcement action on issues such as dog fouling. Follow the link below to make a report to Cornwall Council