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Apply for a planning section 50 certificate

Find out how to apply for a planning section 50 certificate.

Service information

Use this service to apply for a planning certificate.

You can apply to us for a planning certificate under section 50 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

A planning certificate will show that:

  • planning permission has been obtained for the proposed development of a licensed premise
  • or that no such planning permission is required.

You may also need a Section 50 certificate from building standards.

Before you start

Before an application can be made to the Licensing Board for a premises licence, you must obtain a planning Section 50 certificate.

This certificate confirms the suitability of the premises for their intended use.

How much does it cost?

A fee of £117.80 is required for a planning Section 50 certificate.

How to apply?

Submit the online form below, ensuring you complete all relevant sections including details of the premises you are applying for the certificate.

Apply for a planning section 50 certificate

What happens next?

A planning Section 50 certificate will be issued as soon as possible by the planning service.


Last modified on 1 April 2022