Public Space Protection Orders


“I would like to make a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

With your help, we plan to piece together an accurate map of Public Space Protection Orders across the UK, allowing dog walkers to better understand the restrictions that are in place on a national level.

With this in mind; could you please provide me with the following information?

  • What Public Space Protection Orders relating to dog ownership does your council currently have in place?
  • On what date did these orders come into force?
  • How many fixed penalty notice fines have been issued to dog owners for violating any of these orders since they were implemented?
  • If any, which orders in specific have owners violated?”


Please note that Devon County Council is not responsible for Public Space Protection Orders and does not, therefore, hold the requested information.  This is a function provided by District and Unitary councils in Devon. You may wish to contact them directly using the information on the links provided.