Apply for planning permission

Submit your application

To ensure you complete the forms correctly, and provide the correct fee, please download our fees charter.

Apply and pay for planning permission

Please refer to planning validation guidelines for information about what to include as part of your submission.

Calculating your fee

Most planning applications must be accompanied by a planning application fee. Without a fee an application cannot be validated for assessment. The fee will depend on the type and scale of the proposed development.

Please use the ePlanning.scot fee calculator or refer to our fees charter.

A surcharges of 25% for retrospective applications will come into force on 1 October 2022. For details, refer to our fees charter. If you are submitting a retrospective application it is important that you highlight this at the time of submission. The surcharge will not be calculated when an application is submitted on e-planning.

After your submission

Your application will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days. The letter will give you an expected date of when a decision will be made or let you know that further information is needed.

If we feel your application may be more likely to be approved with amendments, we will write to you asking you to change it.

Find out how applications are dealt with on the e-Planning website.

Make a payment after you have applied or make an additional payment

If you need to make a payment after you have applied, or if you need to make an additional payment use the form below.

Pay for your application after you have applied or make an additional payment

Please note, we no longer accept cheques or phone payments for planning applications.

Planning help desk

The Planning Help Desk is currently operating as an email service. You can contact us at