Dog fouling

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has powers to protect and improve the quality of the environment for our local community.

The Council will spend over £2 million this year on keeping the towns and villages of the district clean and tidy. However dropping litter, chewing gum, cigarette butts and dog fouling remain a constant problem, despite the availability of litter bins and numerous public recycling facilities available.

Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (NI) 2011 councils have powers to deal with environmental issues such as dog fouling.

The Council takes the enforcement of this legislation very seriously and is committed to ensuring that it is implemented.

Fouling of Land by Dogs (Fermanagh & Omagh District Council) Order 2017
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council has introduced a Fouling of Land by Dogs (Fermanagh & Omagh District Council) Order 2017 which will take effect from 27 July 2017.

A copy of the Order is available to download. For further information relating to the Order please contact the Council’s Building Control & Licensing service, by telephoning 0300 303 1777.

Fines
Council officers conduct regular inspections throughout the Fermanagh and Omagh district.

A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £80 is issued for dog fouling offences.