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

Submitting a Regulatory Application

We apologise that there may be a delay of up to 12 weeks with applications submitted. This is in addition to the usual processing timescales which are outlined in our Forms and Guidance page.

Thank you for your patience and please be assured that we are putting extra staff into this work in addition to making system improvements to recover normal turnaround times as soon as possible?.

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.

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


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.  


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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