Pay a planning fee

Please note that from 6 June 2016 we will no longer accept cash payments for Planning and Building Control applications and all other planning and building control related transactions. 

You will have to pay a fee to apply for most types of planning application. The fees are set nationally.

You must pay your fee when you make your application. Your application will not be processed until we have received the correct fee.

You can calculate the fee for any application using the Planning Portal's - Fee Calculator

Details of planning fees are also available on this website.

Pay planning fees online

To help speed up the process you can pay your planning fee online through our secure website.

You will need to provide the site address, payment amount and application reference number. You can enter either the Planning Portal reference number e.g. PP-1234567 or the Council’s reference number e.g. 15/01234/FUL

You can also pay online via the Planning Portal where you can submit your application, and make a payment.

Other ways to pay

  • By BACS 
    • Bank name: Natwest Bank PLC 
    • Bank branch and address: Natwest Bank
      BD1 1PP 
    • Account name: Bradford Council 
    • Account number: 00143790 
    • Sort code: 56 00 36 
    • Please also email: to confirm payment has been made.
  • By telephone on 01274 434605. Lines are open between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • By cheque. Make your cheque payable to Bradford Council. Cheques sent by post should be addressed to Planning Service, 4th Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX. 
  • In person at Britannia House Customer Service Centre or Keighley Customer Service Centre. Please note that from 6 June 2016 cash payments will not be accepted.

Again you will need to provide the site address, payment amount and application reference number.

Please note that if you choose to pay by credit card, an additional charge of 1.5% will automatically be added to your payment. No extra charge is made for using a debit card.

Charge for processing refunds

Please be aware following a review of Council charges the Local Planning Authority has introduced a charge for processing refunds. This will go some way towards covering the administrative costs incurred of processing these refunds. Therefore from the 1st January 2016 all refunds relating to applications will be subject to a new administrative charge. The Council will deduct £150 for refunds on major applications and £50 for all other application types and for general refunds.