Dog wardens will be out and about in Clitheroe, Chatburn, Sabden, Mellor and Longridge in a bid to catch the culprits who are blighting the borough with dog dirt.
They will be issuing £100 fixed penalty notices to dog walkers who fail to pick up after their pets rising to prosecution and fines of £1,000 for persistent offenders.
Each year the council receives over 200 complaints about dog-fouling and spends £30,000 disposing of it.
It is committed to taking action and has introduced a raft of measures to help tackle the problem, from on-the-spot fines to warning signs, night patrols to school visits.
Heather Coar, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of environmental health, said: “We urge residents to be our eyes and ears and help us tackle this problem by reporting the irresponsible dog owners.”
Call the council in confidence on 01200 425111.