Dog fouling

East Ayrshire Council has a legal duty to keep areas clear of dog mess.

Our Corporate Enforcement Unit covers the whole of East Ayrshire and they will investigate any complaints or reports about animal fouling and will issue fixed penalty notices where necessary.

A number of dog bins are located throughout East Ayrshire and these are maintained by our Outdoor Amenities Section. Dog bags are available free of charge and can be obtained from any Customer Service Centre.

Fines

If you do not clean up after your dog  you may face a £80 on-the-spot fine, increasing to £100 if not paid within 28 days. If you refuse to pay the fine, you may be prosecuted and may face a court appearance with a maximum penalty of £500. Registered blind dog owners are exempt from penalties.

Reporting

If you see dog fouling in a public area, please report it to Environmental Health  - contact details provided below. If possible please give the name and address of the offender, or a description of the owner and dog.

If a dog bin in your area requires to be serviced please contact Outdoor Services.

Advice

If your dog fouls in a public place, you must immediately clean up the mess under the terms of the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003.

Contact Information

East Ayrshire Environmental Crime
Civic Centre South
16 John Dicke Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 553520
Fax: 01563 503125
Outdoor Services
Western Road Depot
Western Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 1LL
Telephone: 01563 554061
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