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The City of Brussels has rules for itinerant trade on the territory of the municipality. The regulation concerns market traders and other traders on the public domain.
The City regulates the number of procurement contracts on the public domain. The traders who wish to settle down on a market must know that there are 2 ways to receive a place:
- By subscription (access to 95% of the available places)
- From day to day (access to 5% of the available places)
From day to day
Places are attributed by drawing lots at the official opening of the market. The payment of the place must be done on the spot to the civil servant appointed by the city. The price rate is mentioned in the Regulation on fee payment of markets.
Peddlers can introduce a demand spontaneously or when they notice an available place on the market which is subjected to the regime of subscription. This demand must be introduced via a registered letter against to the Department of Trade of the City of Brussels (Boulevard Anspach 15B - 1000 Brussels). This demand will be followed by the delivery or the sending of an acknowledgement of receipt with the mention of the order in the register of applications.
The applicant can occupy no more than 5% of the total number of places available on a procurement contract.
The applicant will receive news on the acceptance of his demand by post or by e-mail. The subscriptions are granted for a duration of 12 months. The holder can also give up his subscription or choose to suspend his subscription if he wants. In case of neglect or of infraction, the College of Mayor and Aldermen can suspend the subscription.
Places on the public domain are also regulated, in the same way as on procurement contracts. The list of places on the public domain is approved by the College of Mayor and Aldermen. The occupation of these place is granted by subscription.
Department of Trade
Tel. : 02 279 25 20
Telephone 2 : 02 279 25 29
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 9 am till 12:30 pm
Information on new rules for street trading.
Brussels in flowers 2013: inscriptions
Every summer, the City of Brussels organizes 'Brussels in flowers'. This is a competition to incite private individuals to decorate their facade or small garden in front of the house with flowers. The purpose is to embellish the City.