This section provides advice on the current planning fees for Northern Ireland.

The Planning Portal includes an online fee calculator that will estimate the fee due when you submit your planning application online.

Mid Ulster District Council provides its own online service for anyone wishing to submit or comment on a planning application in the Mid Ulster area.  For more information, please go to the Mid Ulster District Council website (

A fee is payable for most applications for planning permission or consent. However the amount varies depending on the type and/or size of development. 

In addition, for some types of consent, e.g. listed buildings and demolition in a conservation area, no application fee is required.  There are also some concessions where, subject to particular circumstances, the usual planning fee is reduced or exempt.

Planning fees for Northern Ireland are set by the Department and apply to applications submitted to a council and, as the case may be, the Department.  The current planning fees are stipulated in legislation, links to which are provided on the Department’s Planning Legislation webpage

The Department has also produced an explanatory note for applicants which sets out the current planning fees and helps to clarify when reduced fees or exemptions may be applicable.

If you are unsure about the appropriate fee for your application, you are strongly advised to contact the Planning Office in the local council in advance of submitting your application to seek clarification. An underpayment will delay the processing of your application until the outstanding balance is paid or it could be made invalid and returned to you.

Further guidance on planning fees has been provided by the Department in Development Management Practice Note 11.

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