Planning application fees

What you’ll need to pay and how to pay.

Planning fees are set nationally. Use the fee calculator on the Planning Portal website to find out what you’ll pay, or look at the full list of fees on the Planning Portal website (PDF).

How to pay

If you send us your application through the Planning Portal, you can pay there.

If you don’t pay at the Planning Portal, you can pay online through our website.

Other ways to pay

  • cheque made payable to Bristol City Council
  • telephone us on 0117 922 3000 (you’ll need to know the amount)

You can telephone us:

  • 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 8.30am to 4pm, Friday

If you pay by credit card, there is a charge of 1.8%. If you pay by debit card, there is no extra charge.

Fee exemptions

You don’t need to pay a fee if your application is for:

  • listed building consent
  • demolition in a conservation area
  • works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order
  • works to trees in a conservation area

Use the fee calculator on the Planning Portal website or look at the full list of fees on the Planning Portal website (PDF) to find out about other exemptions.

Contact information

Development Management

City Hall

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

You'll need to make an appointment to visit us in person. Call us to book an appointment.

Appointments are at:
City Hall
College Green
Bristol
BS1 5TR

Email: development.management@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3000