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Noise Pollution

Barking Dogs

Before we can take action against a barking dog nuisance, we have to consider the nuisance statutory. To do this one of our Officers has to witness the effect that this nuisance is having on you.

This can be difficult to establish because of the sporadic nature of dog barking, and so we ask that you complete a noise diary of the dog barking. This will help us to evaluate the extent of the disturbance being caused.

We will also help by:

  • bringing the owner’s attention to the nuisance their dog barking may be causing
  • offering guidance to the owner on steps they can take to reduce nuisance
  • providing guidance on how to take your own action.

If you live in social housing you should contact your Landlord in the first instance as your landlord may be able to control the nuisance through tenancy agreements.

Further Guidance

Please see our related downloads for more information on how to take your own action.

Page last updated: 04/04/2014