Consulting the archives - environmental permit (certificate)

Before you submit an application for an environmental permit (certificate), it is essential to define the legal situation and to consult the available archives for the property concerned.

At the Brussels Capital Region

Consult the archives at:

External site Bruxelles Environnement

At the City of Brussels

The archives are consulted at the Archives of the City of Brussels:

Search building plans

A copy (paper or digital) of certain documents can be obtained after payment of a fee.

Please note: in the case of environmental permits, the Archives of the City of Brussels has the exclusive task of making the files available for consultation. Consequently, the officers of the Archives Department are not authorised to:

  • answer questions of a town planning nature (legal status of an asset, town planning zoning, explanation of plans,...)
  • formulate opinions or interpret the content of files of environmental permits kept in the depots
  • provide attestations of any kind (zoning, absence of plans,...)