Development Application

To apply for a planning permission for a building project, you can submit a Development Application via CORENET.

What is CORENET?

To submit a development application for planning permission, use the CORENET eSS (COnstruction and Real Estate NETwork e-Submission System). You can also use CORENET to submit applications to other relevant authorities (e.g. Building and Construction Authority, Fire Safety and Shelter Department).

Who can submit?

Only a Qualified Person (QP) such as registered architects, registered surveyors and/or professional engineers, can submit a development application via CORENET.

Application Timeline

It generally takes 20 working days to assess your application. During this period, you can check the status of your application.

A step-by-step guide on application

Check if your proposed development works require planning permission. See Exemption List.

Ensure that the planning submission requirements are complied with. The development control submission checklist serves only as a guide. There is no need to submit this checklist.

Digitally sign your electronic plans and forms with a Netrust Digital Certificate.

Register your project in CORENET eSS and submit your online application.

Pay your application fee online. You will need the Reference ID of your application submission. To find out how much fees are required, use our online calculators:

Form-based Fee Calculator
If you have not filled up the EDAform, use this online form to check the fee payable for your application.

Fee Calculator for Uploaded EDAform File
Upload a completed EDAForm application in EDF file format to calculate your fee.

Other planning permission fees can be found in Development Control – Fees Schedule (2016) (PDF).

Click here for a step by step guide on how to make e-Payment for your application.