Scottish Borders Council

Dog fouling

Report a dog fouling problem

Dog fouling

Address: Council Headquarters Newtown St Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

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If you are experiencing regular difficulties with people allowing their dogs to foul in your area you can:

If you are reporting a dog fouling issue or offender, please assist us telling us:

  • location/s and time of fouling
  • owner's name and address, if known
  • description of the dog, including breed and colour
  • your own contact details (anonymous calls accepted also.)


Anyone allowing their dog to foul in any public area and then not picking it up prior to disposal into a suitable bin can be fined up to £40. This can escalate to £60 if not paid. There is the potential for you to end up in court if you don't comply with the law and face a fine of £500.

In this section

  1. Dog fouling
  2. Report a dog fouling problem (current page)
  3. Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003


Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800


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