Apply for planning permission
Pay your planning application fees
Service update (response to pandemic)
Please submit planning applications and pre-application enquiries online rather than on paper. This will help us deliver our service over the coming weeks.
The Planning Authority also strongly encourages electronic payment of planning application fees.
Paper submissions and non-electronic payments will take much longer for the Planning Authority to register under our new working arrangements. The Planning Authority will likely write to you to request an agreement to extend the time period to determine the planning application. This is a precautionary measure and will not necessarily mean that there will be a delay.
We appreciate your assistance.
Use the online fee calculator on the ePlanning website to help you to work out the fee you need to pay.
You may need to pay an additional fee if we have to advertise your proposal in the local press. We will notify you if this is the case.
How to pay
Give a reference to the application when you pay. This is so we can match up the payment with the correct application. The reference could be:
- an online application reference number from ePlanning.scot
- the site address
- a planning application reference number (if allocated).
- cash at our public counter in Buccleuch House, Dalkeith
- cheque by post or at our public counters in Buccleuch House or Fairfield House, Dalkeith
- credit or debit card over the phone or at our public counter in Buccleuch House
Call 0131 271 3147 to make a payment over the phone.
If you are sending a cheque, (please include the online reference number or Site Address) and send it to:
Education Communities and Economy
8 Lothian Road