The Crofting Commission regulates
and promotes the interests of crofting in Scotland
to secure the future of crofting.

Submitting a Regulatory Application

Crofts and common grazings are a valuable resource that should be available both now and in the future, for existing crofters and new entrants to crofting, to use productively. 

In order to make changes to their croft crofters are required to submit regulatory applications to the Crofting Commission for consent to do so. The Crofting Commission welcomes the completion of these application forms in Gaelic.

What do I need to do before I apply?

Please do NOT send documents that contain personal or sensitive information e.g Death Certificate, Wills, medical records etc.


Do I need to advertise my application?

The majority of regulatory applications have to be publicly advertised by the applicant.  The exceptions are part and whole croft decroftings, new crofts and new common grazings which are advertised by the Crofting Commission.  


Do I need to register my croft with Registers of Scotland (ROS)?

Check the Register of Scotland’s website for details of registration: Who should register, and when - RoS Knowledge Base

  • Sublets and Short-term Lets do not trigger the registration process as they are not a permanent transfer.

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