Is There Any Penalty For Not Picking Up My Dog's Feces In A Public Place?

Yes. You can be fined by the city or municipality where the failure to clean up after your dog occurred or you may be civilly liable to the owner of any property where such an incident occurs. An exception to this rule exists for seeing­eye dogs and other dogs that aid the disabled.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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