The City’s commitment to reduce harmful pollutants entering our lakes and rivers is successful by a multi-functional approach. Pet owner responsibility is an important factor. Dog feces left on city right-of-ways can enter the storm systems by natural breakdown and rain resulting in e-coli and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous contamination to our recreational waterways. Leaving pet waste is not only a health hazard and a contaminant, it is unlawful and is subject to fines that can be progressive.
All dog owners are asked to be respectful and abide by County and City laws.
Dogs should be under control at all times on a leash and not allowed onto private property.
All pet waste should be picked up and disposed into a refuse container or flushed down the toilet.
If you see pet waste not being picked up, please follow the guidelines within the relevant ordinance and submit the complaint to either:
Seminole County Animal Services 407-665-5201 www.seminolepet.com
City of Oviedo Code Enforcement Division 407-971-5785
For more information regarding the prevention of storm water pollution, please contact the City’s Stormwater Coordinator at 407-971-5682.