Certificate of lawfulness application forms

Proposal type

Used when an applicant is seeking clarification that an existing or proposed use/development is lawful under the planning acts.

Householders often use this certificate to clarify that proposed alterations and extensions fall within permitted development rights, and /or are immune from enforcement action because the work took place more than 4 years.

Making an application

The quickest and easiest way to submit a planning application is online via the Planning Portal.

Apply online

Below are the checklists for the different certificates of lawfulness and downloadable forms. If you aren't applying online, you will need to post your application to the address on the form.

Checklist for application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use of operation or activity including those in breach of planning condition

Download application form for lawful development certificate for an existing use of operation or activity including those in breach of planning condition

Checklist for application for a lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development

Download application form for lawful development certificate for a proposed use or development

Download application form for certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building

Download guidance for certificate of lawfulness of proposed works to a listed building

 


Last updated: 13 December 2016
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