Pooper Scooper Law -- Section 6-24 summarized (dog and cat poop)


Defecation by dogs or cats

Pet owners must remove all fecal material deposited by their pets on property they do not own, including neighbors' yards, city parks, school property, public rights-of-way, etc.

Defecation by dogs or cats

  • A person in control of a dog or cat must promptly remove and dispose of, in a sanitary manner, feces left by their dog or cat, when walking outside of your own yard with their pet.
  • Each person in control of the dog or cat must have materials to remove feces left by their dog or cat when they are off their own property.
  • If the person in control of the dog or cat is the owner of the property, this law does not apply.

Violation of this section is punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than $75 or more than $500. Each violation of this section is a separate offense.

For more information www.houstontx.gov/health/quicktips/scooperlaw.html