Planning fees


Please note that with effect from the 1st April 2021 the Advert Fee will increase from £197.00 to £203.00.

Introduction of Non Material Amendment Fee

Please note that with effect from the 1st April 2021 Non Material Amendment requests will be subject to the fees set out below.

Please see updated guidance and form for further information.



S64 submissions received within 12 months from the date of planning permission/planning permission in principle being granted.


S64 submission relating to Householder Development


S64 submission relating to Non-Householder Local Development


S64 submission relating to Major Development


Non ePlanning Submissions Admin Charge

Applicants are encouraged to submit planning and related applications online using the Scottish Government’s e-Planning portal. From 1 April, there will be an administration charge on any applications submitted as hardcopy that are capable of being submitted via the e-Planning portal.

Please see table below for affected application types and charges. 

Application Type

Fee – 2021/2022

Householder developments



Local development

Major development

Advertisement Consent

Approval of Matters in Conditions

Certification of Lawful Use/Development

Conservation Area Consent

Listed Building Consent

Planning Permission

Planning Permission in Principle



For most types of planning application, a fee must be paid. The appropriate fee needs to be paid before your application is processed.

Find planning application fees and guidance

How to pay

There are several ways that you can pay planning application fees:

If you are applying online through the eplanning portal, once you have your application, you will be able to pay online through the planning portal

If you are posting us your application form, you can either:

  • enclose a cheque made payable to "Argyll and Bute Council" with your application, or
  • use our online payments service (you will need your planning reference number to do this)

Advertising fees

Some planning applications require an additional fee (currently £197) for advertising costs. You can find out which types of applications require to be advertised in our publicity guidance notes

Planning applications - publicity guidance notes