Pay online - Planning applications

Before making a payment

Use the fee schedules or the fee calculator to calculate the correct fee for your planning application

If you require confirmation of the fee before submitting payment please contact the Planning Service

Read the information below about card payments.

We are unable to take payment for applications made via the Planning Portal. Payment must be made to the Planning Portal directly via their Financial Transaction Service.

Online payments

Please read this guide before making an online payment for a Planning Application.

  1. Choose the planning application option from the drop down list. Click 'Select' to confirm your choice.
  2. In the 'Specific Instruction' box enter the address where the planning application is for. It is important you enter the site address so that we can match your payment with your application. Please also include the applicant/client name.
  3. Enter a reference for your records. If you have an application number you can use this.
  4. Enter the amount.
  5. Select the address of the person making the payment - or fill the address in manually.
  6. Click 'Add to List'
  7. If the details shown in the payment review are correct click 'Pay'. If you need to amend the details click 'Modify'.
  8. Clicking 'Pay' will take you to the payment screen. Enter your card details, check the amount to be paid and the address of the person paying and click 'Submit' to make the payment.

Trafford Council uses Civica eStore 2 for its online payments.

 Example eStore2 screen shot

Pay for your planning application

Chip and PIN payments

Payment by credit and debit cards can be made at the chip and PIN terminal in Sale Library. You will need to see a customer service advisor at the Access Trafford desks. A receipt will be provided.

Cheque and cash payment

Please make cheques payable to Trafford Council. To help us match the payment to the correct application please write the address where the work is taking place on the back of the cheque.

Cash payments can be taken by the Access Trafford staff at Sale Waterside.