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PLEASE NOTE, in any application involving or affecting access to the croft, provisions for sufficient vehicular access must be clearly marked on plans submitted with the application. Please take the time to consider any issues relating to access to the croft carefully before submitting the application to us. This may help avoid delays in dealing with your case. To take account of modern vehicles and equipment, access to the croft should be at least 4 metres wide.



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 http://www.ros.gov.uk/pdfs/crpg.pdf  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  For more information see Crofting Register.

Please see the Crofting Commission Policy Plan for our Policies on individual regulatory functions.

Guidance on advertising applications.




Law, Policy and Rules of Procedure
Apportionment Forms And Guidance
Assignation Forms And Guidance
Testate Succession - Bequest of Croft Forms and Guidance
Intestate Succession - Transfer by Executor Forms and Guidance
Creating a new croft Forms and Guidance
Crofters Duties and Statutory Conditions
Crofter Forestry Application and Explanatory Notes
Change of Ownership of a croft or Part of a Croft
Notification of Change of Contact Details
Common Grazings Forms and Guidance
Division Forms and Guidance
Decrofting Forms and GuidanceLast Update
Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your apportionment application.
General Policy Response for Planning Consultations169 kB General Policy Response for Planning Consultations02/03/2015
What is Decrofting? - Decrofting Factsheet816 kB What is Decrofting? - Decrofting Factsheet20/04/2015
Decrofting Croft House Site and Garden Ground Application Form290 kB Decrofting Croft House Site and Garden Ground Application Form29/10/2015
Decrofting Croft House Site and Garden Ground Guidance Notes581 kB Decrofting Croft House Site and Garden Ground Guidance Notes29/10/2015
Decrofting Part Croft (Tenanted) Application Form156 kB Decrofting Part Croft (Tenanted) Application Form29/10/2015
Decrofting Part Croft (Tenanted) Guidance Notes603 kB Decrofting Part Croft (Tenanted) Guidance Notes29/10/2015
Decrofting Section 17,18 Feu Application Form163 kB Decrofting Section 17,18 Feu Application Form29/10/2015
Decrofting Section 17 18 Feu Guidance Notes292 kB Decrofting Section 17 18 Feu Guidance Notes29/10/2015
Decrofting Part Croft Owned Application Form118 kB Decrofting Part Croft Owned Application Form29/10/2015
Decrofting Part Croft Owned Guidance Notes786 kB Decrofting Part Croft Owned Guidance Notes29/10/2015
Decrofting Whole Croft Application Form72 kB Decrofting Whole Croft Application Form29/10/2015
Decrofting Whole Croft Guidance Notes331 kB Decrofting Whole Croft Guidance Notes29/10/2015
Notification Form for the effecting of a resumption - First registration of croft27 kB Notification Form for the effecting of a resumption - First registration of croft23/02/2016
Letting Forms and Guidance
Subletting Forms and Guidance
Short Term Let - Owner-occupier Crofter
Exchange of Croft Land Form
Leaflets and Factsheets
Enlarge Croft Land Forms and Guidance
Consultation Reports
Transcripts of Decisions by the Land Court on Decrofting Appeals Involving the Commission from 1980
Regulatory Applications Received
Regulatory Applications Decided
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