The Coal Authority's Electronic Forms

In order to continue to provide a secure service the Coal Authority’s permit application service will be applying stricter use of modern encryption. This will mean that some older browsers will be unable to connect as of the 30th November 2018. We recommend for your own security that you are running an up to date browser.

On Monday 12 November 2018 we will be making a change to the online permit application form, whereby each section of the form will need to be completed before allowing you to progress to the following section. This means that you will not be able to partly complete sections and return to them at a later date while continuing to complete other sections. You will, however, still be able to save your form and return to it from your ‘My Requests’ section of the site.

If you have any questions, please contact the Permitting team by email at

Please or as a new user to be able to use this service and view a history of your previous submissions.