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Paying for planning applications

Most planning applications need a fee and cannot be made valid until the correct amount has been received. The  Planning Portal  has a guide and a fee calculator.

Payment options


Pay via the Planning Portal

Pay via the City of London at pay online. You will need either the Planning Portal reference number or the application reference number - see the acknowledgement letter.

By cheque

A cheque should be made payable to "City of London" and send to:

The Department of the Built Environment
City of London
PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ

Mark the cheque for the attention of the Case Officer (if known) and add the site address and planning portal number (if applicable) on the back.

In person

You can pay by card or cash at the Planning Reception, Guildhall North Wing, Monday-Friday between 9.30am-4.30pm. See our how to find us page for information on getting here.


Call 020 7332 1710 or email the planning team for BACS details.