Enforcement

Contact Us: call Safer Communities confidential ring and report 01786 233533 or email us.

Dog Chipping

On 6 April 2016 it became law for all dogs in the UK to have a microchip.

Each microchip has a unique number which is stored on a national database owned by the Kennel Club called PetLog.  This reference number is then used to obtain contact details of the dog's owner from PetLog's  records allowing the dog to be reunited with its owner quickly and with the minimum amount of stress for all involved.

Dog Fouling

Dog fouling is both unsightly and can be a health and safety risk to members of the public. It is an offence not to immediately remove the dog fouling from any public space. Excrement should be picked up and disposed of in a responsible manner by either depositing it in the nearest dog waste bin, litterbin or in your domestic waste bin at home.

Fixed Penalty Notice

Enforcement Officers issue fixed penalty notices and carry out regular patrols of areas which have been identified as having a dog fouling problems. Offenders may be liable to receive a Fixed Penalty of £80, rising to £100 if not paid within 28 days. Offenders can also be reported to the Procurator Fiscal and may be fined up to £500 if convicted. It is a criminal offence to fail/refuse to provide your name and address to an authorised officer.Failure to provide such details could result in a £500 fine on conviction.
To report dog fouling, please contact us

Stray Dogs


Enforcement Officer are responsible for the uplift of stray dogs from the street or from members of the public who may have found a dog. With the view of reuniting a dog with its owner the Enforcement Officer and/or kennel maid will scan the dog for a microchip. Where no microchip is found then the Enforcement Officer will make local enquiries to try and trace the dog's owner. Only as a last resort will the enforcement officer the dog to Bandeath stray dog shelter where a fee will occur for any dog being reclaimed.

Dog Barking

Persistent barking by a dog can cause a great deal of distress and be a general nuisance to the public.
If you have a problem with a barking dog it is best initially to make a friendly approach to the owner /s to make them aware that there is a problem.
If this does not resolve the problem you can ask for help from Safer Communities Enforcement Officer. They may be able to help the dog owners by giving them advice and assistance on dog care and training.
To report dog barking, please contact Safer Communities confidential Ring and Report: 01786 233533.
If none of these steps are successful the final option is for you (or a group of your neighbours together) to take civil action under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

Litter - reporting

We need to know:

  • the location of the litter or litter bin
  • what type of litter e.g. dog faeces, packaging, organic materials
  • if it is a litter bin, does it need emptied or is it broken or missing?

You can also send us a photo of the littered area  (Email Us) and this will allow the team to correctly identify the incident you are reporting and the severity of the situation.
Enforcement Offers work with communities in order to tackle litter hot-spots and will issue £80 Fixed Penalty Notices to people caught littering our streets

Fly Tipping

To report litter please contact us or call 01786 233533

Fly-tipping is a crime.  If you see someone fly-tipping please report the details to the Police Scotland 101. 

We need to know:

  • the location of the fly-tipping incident
  • what type of fly-tipping e.g. fridges/ freezers, asbestos, tyres etc

You can also send us a photo (Email Us) of the fly-tipping. This will allow us to see the severity of the incident you are reporting.
We will try to remove fly-tipping as quickly as possible. However, it must be noted that the Council will not remove fly-tipping from privately owned property. In these cases we will request that the landowner removes the fly-tipped items.

Enforcement

If you are caught fly-tipping, you will be fined £200 up to £10,000 and could face up to 6 months in prison.