Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 2023

Closes 21 Apr 2023

Opened 27 Jan 2023


The current Wolverhampton Dog Control PSPO is to be renewed during 2023 with a planned implementation date of 1 October 2023.  It is proposed that the majority of the existing measures will stay the same but some additional controls are planned.

The key changes are:

  • Changes to rules at Northycote Farm
  • It will be an offence to allow dogs into open recreational waters
  • It will be an offence to be in charge of a dog on public land without means of faeces collection and disposal
  • It will be a requirement for a person to give their name and address to an authorised officer when requested to do so 
  • Dogs to be on a lead at public cemeteries

You can view further details of these changes on the next page.

You can view the existing PSPO here:


Why your views matter

The Council is under a legal obligation to consult stakeholders before the Dog Control Order is renewed or altered. Measures outlined will have an impact on all dog owners in Wolverhampton.

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  • All residents


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