Barking dogs

Civic Enforcement do not deal with barking dogs as it is a noise nuisance and is an environmental health issue.

Constant barking and howling is annoying to neighbours and could result in us taking legal action against the dog’s owner for causing a noise nuisance. If a neighbour’s dog barks constantly and your neighbour does nothing to prevent it, please report it to Environmental Health.

If Environmental Health investigate and it is agreed that a statutory nuisance is happening they will serve an abatement notice.

More information is available on the government’s website [external link]

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