What we deal with

We deal with:

  • Stray dogs
  • Lost dogs
  • Dog fouling on public highways and public rights of way

Please note: All road accidents involving dogs should be reported to the Police within 24 hours – Tel: 101

Our Parks Team deal with: 

See our Parks page for further details.

Report a found or a lost dog

Report a found dog

Report a lost dog

Tel: 01444-477423
Tel: 01444-458166 (out of office hours) or 07512 089777
Email: dogcontrol@midsussex.gov.uk

Stray Dog Fees

Stray Dog Fees

Application Type


Statutory fee



Collection fee         

£105 (includes statutory fee)


Kennelling Cost (per night)






Dog fouling

On our land

We are not responsible for clearing up dog faeces on any land. This is the responsibility of the dog owner.

The Parks Team deal with the enforcement of dog fouling on land owned by us under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. See more information about Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs).

Dog bins

Report a missed dog waste bin

If you find a dog bin which has not been emptied please note the number painted on it before contacting us. This makes it easier for us to locate the correct bin. 

Dog waste bins  on council land are funded by the Council. Dog waste bins on land owned by others are funded by the land owner. For example, Town and Parish Councils, West Sussex County Council and South East Water.

Report a noisy dog

Report a noisy dog

Dogs normally bark because:

  • They are insecure or anxious
  • They are left alone too long and are lonely, bored or frustrated
  • They are not receiving enough exercise and training
  • The space provided for them is too small
  • They hear people calling at the house
  • They have a medical problem

Please read our Is your dog barking too much? leaflet for more information and advice.

Report cruelty or an animal in distress


Dangerous dogs

It is a criminal offence to allow any dog to be dangerously out of control in a public or a private place.

If you have been bitten by a dog:

  1. Get medical treatment
  2. Contact the Police – Tel: 101 or 01273-470101

Please read our Dog attack information for the public for more information and advice.

Contact us

Environmental Health
Noisy dogs, report lost or found dogs
Tel: 01444-477292
Email: envhealth@midsussex.gov.uk

Waste and Recycling Team
Dog waste bins
Tel: 01444-477440
Email: wastematters@midsussex.gov.uk 

Parks Team
Dog control legislation
Tel: 01444-458166
Email: parksopenspaces@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 05 April 2024