Town Planning Department

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The Town Planning Department has to watch over the harmonious organization of the territory, the construction and the maintenance of the buildings of public heritage and the monuments of the City.

This department elaborates town planning schemes and holds up to date the plan of Brussels. It treats the demands of planning permits and environmental permits. It proceeds to the acquisitions of buildings. It is in charge of missions about safety and public health, including the control of food hygiene.

Besides, diverse relative tasks are the land registry, the delivery of urbanistic information, the attribution of numbers in to houses and in the determination of certain taxes within this Department.

The Town Planning Department also assures the application of the regional Housing Code (execution of the decisions of ban on activity / rent of buildings, social follow-up, rehousing of the occupants).

The Town Planning Department studies and realizes projects of renovation, restoration or constructions of buildings that are public real estate property. It is also responsible for the study and realization of development works on the public road network and green spaces.

It is in charge of the technical management and the maintenance of public buildings, monuments and fountains. As such, it manages the Administrative centre, including the premises of the restaurant and the kitchens.

It is in charge of the coordination of revitalisation actions (district contracts) and several problems of mobility, sustainable development and environmental protection.

The department also assures the guarding of lost property on the public road, including furniture deposited on the road following evictions ordered by a judge.

Practical information

Town planning
Brussels administrative centre
Boulevard Anspach, 6
1000 Brussels
Tel. : 02 279 29 29
Fax : 02 279 29 25