Coronavirus measures

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels. Please note: at the Administrative Centre & liaison offices, all citizens are asked to come alone, maximum 15 minutes before the appointment time, wear a face mask (obligatory) and disinfect their hands.



The Archives of the City of Brussels are both a service and a building that preserve the memory of the City.

The main task of the Archives of the City of Brussels is to secure and preserve the documents of the municipal administration since the Middle Ages, regardless of their form (parchment, paper, photographs, digital documents). The service also acquires and stores a multitude of documents (photos, flyers,...), however trivial or modest they may be, with the aim to provide the future generations with as faithful and complete a picture as possible of the life in Brussels in all its aspects.

The richness and diversity of the files and collections make it one of the country's main public archives. Among the daily visitors are citizens who are looking for the plans of their house (files of building permits) or other administrative documents. But also genealogists who try to write their family history (genealogy) and researchers (professionals or amateurs) who immerse themselves in the history of Brussels.