Dog fouling

It is an offence not to appropriately dispose of any excrement immediately after a dog has fouled in a public place.

You can report someone for not cleaning up after their dog by using the telephone number provided, and we may be able to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice on your evidence.

If you do not clean up after your dog then you could receive a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80.

If you do not provide your name and address to the officer when asked, it could result in a fine of £500.

If these fines are not paid then the matter may be referred to Sheriff Officers who will recover payment from you which will also include their fees. If the matter is not referred to Sheriff Officers,it will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.


To report dog fouling please click here and complete the relevant details.


Safer Communities Officers are responsible for dealing with dog fouling complaints and can be contacted on 03451 550022.



Contact Centre (Animal Health & Welfare helpline) - (lines open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tel: 03451 55 00 22
By Post: Forth House Abbotshall Road Kirkcaldy Fife KY1 1RU

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