There are regulatory application forms and guidance notes for each regulatory function the Crofting Commission is responsible for.
Crofters are required to submit regulatory applications to the Crofting Commission to make changes to their croft. The majority of regulatory applications have to be publicly advertised by the applicant. The exceptions are part croft and whole croft decrofting, new crofts and new common grazings which require to be advertised by the Crofting Commission.
The advert is to advise people with an interest in the application of their right to ‘object’ to the Crofting Commission within a set timescale (generally 28 days). The term ‘objection’ does not however apply to all regulatory functions.
See the Law, Policy and Procedures on Public Notification below and our list of recognised newspapers. Please note, regulatory applications only need to be advertised once.
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. We cannot take decisions on regulatory applications until the croft is registered.
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.
The Crofting Commission welcomes the completion of application forms in Gaelic.
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. Below you will find a list of people and organisations who provide guidance and information to new and existing crofters on a variety of crofting matters - Where can I get help?
Approved Applications:If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months