Certain regulatory applications now trigger the compulsory requirement to register your croft on the Crofting Register. In some cases this has resulted in delays in processing applications. In many circumstances the law says 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. Registers of Scotland have also produced an example map. Information on common errors we have found in maps submitted to the Commission with croft registration applications can be found here.
It is also important that cheques for payment of the croft registration fee should be made payable to the Crofting Commission.
A full list of the regulatory triggers can be found via the link below: www.ros.gov.uk/croftingregister/trigger_event_leaflet.pdf
All application forms and guidance on how to register your croft, common grazings and land held runrig can be found on the Registers of Scotland website. www.ros.gov.uk/croftingregister You can also request copies of Crofting Register applications and guidance by contacting the Customer Service T: 0141 306 1510 or by emailing Croftenquiries@ros.gov.uk
A leaflet on the benefits of community applications can be found here.
When you have completed your application form it should be sent to the Crofting Commission for initial processing, along with the accompanying fee. A copy of the Registration Fee Form can be found here.