Apply for a Lawful Development Certificate
You can use this service to confirm that changes you've made or want to make to a property do not need planning permission. Before using the service, find out more about Lawful Development Certificates.
You will be able to save and work on your application at any time.
Before you start
You will need:
- a desktop or laptop computer
- the service doesn’t work fully on mobile devices or tablets yet
- do not use a shared computer
- plans and drawings to support your application in PDF, JPG or PNG format - you will be prompted for documents as you go
- a credit or debit card to pay any planning fees
Things to note
Some projects are not included in this service yet, including:
- large scale projects
- applications relating to a planning condition
- applications on properties without a postcode or address
- dropped kerbs
- applications affecting multiple properties
- some mixed-use projects (such as a conversion from one purpose into several new purposes)
Only you will be able to see your application. At the moment, you cannot give access to a third party, for example inviting someone to complete the application or pay the fee.
Share your feedback
This service is in development, so you may encounter bugs and issues. We appreciate your time and feedback as it helps us improve the service.
We welcome all feedback - positive and negative. Use the feedback button (found at the top and bottom of each page) to record comments or report issues.
After you've sent your application, we'll invite you to complete a short survey sharing your thoughts. You may also be invited to participate in a short research interview.
Page last updated: 21 November 2023