Planning fees


Please note that with effect from the 1st April 2020 the Advert Fee will increase from £191.00 to £197.00.

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