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Dog control

Information about dog control, including where dogs must be kept on a lead, and penalties for offenders

About dog control

The Public Spaces Protection Order (Control of Dogs) 2021 places controls on dog fouling, requiring dogs to be on leads, or banning dogs in certain parts of the borough.

To find out more you can download a full copy of the order.

Where dogs are banned

Dogs are banned in the following areas:

Town/Parish Land Period
All parishes Enclosed children's play areas All year
Hunstanton Beach from the power boat ramp TF667400 to northern extremity of the promenade TF671414 10 April - 31 October inclusive

Where dogs must be kept on a lead

Dogs must be kept on a lead in the following areas:

  • Hunstanton - Promenade from the Power Boat Ramp TF667400 to northern extremity of the Promenade TF671414 (between 10 April and 31 October inclusive)

Penalties for offenders

If someone fails to comply with the requirements of the order we can:

  • issue a £80 fixed penalty notice (single offence)
  • prosecute the offender, which can result in a fine up to £1000

Barking dogs

If you're experiencing a noise nuisance from a barking dog, we may be able to help. Find out more on our noise nuisance page.


The 2018 Public space protection order - Control of Dogs expired on 30 November 2021.

The public were invited to give their views on the proposed PSPO until 12 November 2021.