Dogs will be allowed on Compo Beach as of Oct. 1 through next March 31, but pet owners must conform with several guidelines.

According to an announcement by Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Fava, the following rules apply to animals during that period:

Dogs are prohibited from Compo’s pavilion, playground and boardwalk.

All dogs must be leashed in all areas of the park, except in the designated off-leash area of the beach south of the pavilion, including South Beach. Regulations are posted at entrance to the off-leash area.

The pet owner is required by law to pick up his/her dog’s feces.

Violation of the regulations subjects the animal owner to a $77 fine.