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Apply for planning permission

How much it will cost and how to pay

Planning fees are set by the Scottish Government. In addition to the set planning fees, local authorities have discretionary power to introduce additional categories of payment and to reduce or waive fees in certain cases. 

Where a fee is required, your application or request will remain invalid until the fee is paid.

Planning applications

To calculate how much your planning application will cost, please use the Fee Calculator.

A separate additional fee, not part of the application fee, will be charged for paper and retrospective applications, and where an advert is needed. The additional fees are detailed below.

Payment should made at the time of submission. You can use the proposal-sharing option to allow another person to pay.

Advert fees for planning applications

A separate additional fee, not part of the application fee, for the advertisement of your proposal is required if you are applying for a certain class of development as identified in Schedule 3 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013.

An advert fee may also be required to advertise the proposal if there are no premises on neighbouring land or if the landowners are unknown, or the proposal is a departure from the development plan.

The advert fee for most applications is £135.06, however in some circumstances the fee may be higher. We will advise you of any advert fee required on receipt of your application.

Property history search

  • Planning Application History for a Single Property £157.50
  • Certified Copy of Decision Notice: £52.50
  • Certified Copy of Decision Notice including Plans (Householder, Local and Advert Applications): £105
  • Certified Copy of Decision Notice including Plans (Major Applications): £210

Surcharges for paper applications

  • Major applications: £189 plus VAT (20%) (£226.80)
  • Non-householder/Local applications: £84 plus VAT (20%) (£100.80)

Surcharges for retrospective applications

  • Effective from 1 November 2022: 30% increase in planning application fee plus VAT (20%) on surcharge sum. 

Pre-application advice 

  • Major pre-application enquiry: £1050 plus VAT (20%) (£1260)
  • Local pre-application enquiry (Other than Householder Developments): £525 plus VAT (20%) (£630)
  • Householder pre-application enquiry: £68.25 plus VAT (20%) (£81.90)
  • Single House pre-application enquiry: £210 plus VAT (20%) (£252)
  • Commercial developments and change of use pre-application enquiry (Floor Space Under 500m²): £210 plus VAT (20%) (£252)
  • Commercial developments and change of use pre-application enquiry (Floor Space Over 500m²): £525 plus VAT (20%) (£630)
  • Listed building pre-application enquiry: £68.25 plus VAT (20%) (£81.90)

Find out more about pre-application advice.

Request to vary a permission (S64 - Non-Material Variation of a Planning Permission)

  • For applications submitted on or after 1 April 2022: £210 plus VAT (20%) (£252)

Written confirmation of compliance with a condition and discharge of a Planning condition (Conditions Discharge)

  • Per request. Each request can cover more than one planning condition on the same planning consent: £105 plus VAT (20%) £126


  • £10.50 plus VAT (20%) (£12.60)

Reduction of fees

If you are unable to pay at the time of your planning submission or if you want to make payment for additional services, you can make payment to our bank account. Please quote the application reference number or address the payment relates to.

Quote your reference number and address

It is essential you quote the application reference number or address the application relates to.

Account name: North Lanarkshire Council General Fund Account
Sort code: 83-07-06
Account number: 11627156

If you do not have internet banking, please email us your contact details and we will get in touch to take a card payment.

Page last updated:
01 May 2024

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