Report dog fouling
Dog fouling is not only a mess but also a danger and health hazard when it isn't picked up. If you are a dog owner please make sure you are a responsible owner and clear up after your dog or you could receive a fixed penalty of £80, rising to £100 if not paid within 28 days.
In Scotland it is also an offence under the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003. Any person who is in charge of a dog must pick up and get rid of the dog's fouling, by putting it in any litter bin or your own landfill bin. This legislation covers any public place, including
- footpaths and roads
- parks, including football or rugby pitches
- shared land like back greens, stairs, and closes
- any open land that the public has access to.
Let us know if there is a problem with dog owners not picking up after their dogs in public places such as streets and parks. It would help if you can provide the times and a description of the dog and owner where possible.
Please do not use this form to report dog fouling in privately owned enclosed areas, such as private gardens or fenced off land which are not covered by The Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003.
We will use this information to inform where we target our work to prevent dog fouling, so that we can help keep your streets clean and make sure we are working in the areas that matter the most. We work to tackle the problem by
- asking people to pick up after their dog
- giving Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to people we catch not picking up after their dog
- providing support to community groups
- telling people about the dangers of not picking up after their dog.