We can issue a range of Fixed Penalty Notices (fines) for offences that can have a negative impact on the local environment; these include offences relating to litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, waste and abandonment of vehicles.
In the case of a littering or flytipping offence the officer(s) may take a photograph for evidential purposes, however, to issue a fine the officer(s) only has to witness the offence - they may if it's safe and practical to do so pick up the litter as it may at a later date be used as an exhibit should a case go for prosecution.
A third party can report an incident, however we may not be able to issue a fine because the offence has to be witnessed by an authorised officer. If the person who witnessed the offence is certain of what they saw, we may take a statement and issue a fine afterwards depending on the details and circumstances.
Telephone: 0300 555 2345
Dudley Council Plus
259 Castle Street
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm
Please note that the offices are closed during Bank Holidays.