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Application Forms & Guidance

There are regulatory application forms and guidance notes for each regulatory function the Crofting Commission is responsible for.

Some regulatory applications must be advertised by either the applicant or the Crofting Commission.  See the Law, Policy and Procedures on Public Notification and our list of recognised newspapers.  Please note, regulatory applications only need to be advertised once.

All our application forms are in pdf format if you have any difficulty insert text into these documents please see "How to insert text into a pdf form" for assistance.

The Crofting Commission welcomes the completion of application forms in Gaelic.


Some regulatory applications now trigger the compulsory requirement to register your croft with the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.  In some cases this has resulted in delays in processing applications. In many circumstances the law says we cannot take decisions on regulatory applications until the croft is registered. A full list of the regulatory triggers can be found here.

We realise that delays cause frustration with our customers. One of the main reasons for delays is problems with the maps submitted with the Registration application. We would urge you to refer to the guidance issued by Registers of Scotland on the detail required in the maps  It is also important that cheques for payment of the croft registration fee should be made payable to the Crofting Commission.

For more information see Crofting Register.

Applications to the Commission

We are currently dealing with high volumes of applications to the Commission. As a result, we may not be able to acknowledge receipt of your application within our usual 5-day period. We apologise for this and appreciate your patience.

Looking for information? Have you tried the Register of Crofts online.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 

T: 01463 663439

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