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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 Guidance
Letting Forms and Guidance
Subletting Forms and Guidance
Short Term Let - Owner-occupier Crofter
Exchange of Croft Land Form
Leaflets and FactsheetsLast Update
Crofting Commission - Leaflet867 kB Crofting Commission - Leaflet13/04/2015
Making Changes to my Croft - Leaflet1155 kB Making Changes to my Croft - Leaflet16/04/2015
Common Grazing - Leaflet1227 kB Common Grazing - Leaflet16/04/2015
Duties of a Crofter - Leaflet750 kB Duties of a Crofter - Leaflet16/04/2015
Factsheet Apportionment635 kB Factsheet Apportionment16/04/2015
Factsheet Assessors1181 kB Factsheet Assessors16/04/2015
Factsheet Assignation594 kB Factsheet Assignation16/04/2015
Factsheet Change of Ownership of Croft Land1294 kB Factsheet Change of Ownership of Croft Land16/04/2015
Factsheet Common Grazings734 kB Factsheet Common Grazings11/02/2016
Factsheet Creating a New Common Grazings900 kB Factsheet Creating a New Common Grazings23/11/2015
Factsheet Creating a New Croft1040 kB Factsheet Creating a New Croft16/04/2015
Factsheet Decrofting816 kB Factsheet Decrofting16/04/2015
Factsheet Division687 kB Factsheet Division21/04/2015
Factsheet Enlargement of Croft Land849 kB Factsheet Enlargement of Croft Land21/04/2015
Factsheet Exchange of Croft Land885 kB Factsheet Exchange of Croft Land21/04/2015
Factsheet Letting842 kB Factsheet Letting21/04/2015
Factsheet Subletting707 kB Factsheet Subletting21/04/2015
Factsheet Succession1105 kB Factsheet Succession21/04/2015
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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