Apply for a lawful development certificate
You may want to apply for a lawful development certificate if you need reassurance that:
- what you want to do does not require planning permission (called 'permitted development')
- works done in the past were lawful
Lawful development certificates are not compulsory.
Before you apply, you should check to see if you need planning permission.
When not to use this service
You should not use this service if your application relates to:
- large scale projects
- a planning condition
- properties without a postcode or address
- dropped kerbs
- developments involving multiple properties
- some mixed use projects, such as a conversion from one purpose into several new purposes
For these developments use the Planning Portal instead.
What you'll need
To complete your application you'll need:
- supporting plans and drawings in PDF, JPG or PNG format (the service will tell you what documents you need to submit)
- a credit or debit card to pay any planning fees
You can save and return to your application at any time. This service does not capture any of your personal data.
About your application
Only you can view your application. You cannot give access to somebody else - for example, inviting them to complete the application or pay the fee on your behalf.
Read more about Lawful Development Certificates on GOV.UK.
Contact the Planning Team
Email: [email protected]