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Certificate of Lawfulness Supporting Documents

When submitting a certificate of lawfulness you will need to provide some evidence.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • What supporting documents you need
  • How much it costs
  • Apply for Certificate of Lawfulness

When submitting a certificate of lawfulness you will need to provide some evidence.

Read more on the Planning Portal

What supporting documents you need?

Along with the fully completed application form and fee, the following must be submitted:

Existing Use/Development

  • Proof that any building was complete more than 4 years before the date of the application
  • Proof that any use (or breach of condition) has been taking place continuously for a period of 10 years or more before the date of application 

Proposed Use/Development

  • Details of the location and dimensions of any building works
  • Details of any current and future use and the premises where this will take place 

Read more on the Planning Portal

Fee

Check what fee is applicable

Apply

Apply for certificate of lawfulness

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Documents to go with your Application