The Hampton Township Ordinance requires that the owner, keeper or walker of any dog must immediately remove the dog's excrement from public or private property. According to the ordinance, the owner does not have to immediately remove the dog's excrement from his or her property, even though it would be a good gesture to remove the excrement within a reasonable amount of time. Removing excrement can easily be done with a newspaper when the dog squats down or with purchased products exclusively designed to pick up dog excrement.
Violation of this ordinance could result in a fine of not less than $75 or more than $300 plus court costs. This is a summary offense and police cannot issue a summons for this violation unless they actually view the offense; however, any citizen who sees this violation can request that the Magistrate issue a summons for the offender. For more information about the pooper scooper law, please call the Hampton Police at 412-486-0400.