Report dog fouling

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.

Step 1 – register

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Step 2

Report a dog fouling problem

Step 3 – help

For issues check our help page or contact

customer.care@edinburgh.gov.uk.

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.

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. Fixed Penalty Notices of £80, under the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003, will be issued to those caught not picking up after their dog in 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

Download information on fixed penalty notices (PDF - 284.94KB) 

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