An application for a lawful development certificate form should be used to establish whether an existing use of land, or some operational development, or some activity in breach of a planning condition, is lawful.
Before making an application read the guidance notes Opens in a new window.
You can submit your application to us online via the Planning Portal.
Visit the online applications page for information on how to submit plans and documents when applying online.
You can also submit your application by downloading and completing an application form and sending it to us.
Use the calculator on the Planning Portal to work out the fee for this type of application. Visit the paying your planning fees page for more information on how to pay your fees or if an exemption applies.