MyBXL maintenance and telephone accessibility

Due to maintenance works, the External site MyBXL citizen portal will be unavailable from Friday 2 December at 1 pm until Saturday 3 December at 7:30 am. Interruptions are still possible on Saturday 3 December. Due to the move of the services of the City of Brussels to the new Brucity Administrative Centre (on 12 December 2022), the waiting time for a telephone answer may be temporarily longer as well.


Foodservice - catering industry permits

Foodservice or catering businesses (horeca) on the territory of the City of Brussels are subject to specific regulations. The most important elements are included in the 'Regulation on the operation of a catering business on the territory of the City'.

Certificate of conformity

Each catering business located on the territory of the City of Brussels must be in possession of a certificate of conformity:

The entire administrative file must - at least 20 days before the opening - be submitted to the Horeca Unit. Some documents are necessary:

Additional permits

Additional permits may be needed for operating a catering business, in particular a:

These permits can be obtained at the opening of the file at the Horeca Unit, by filling in the:

In any case, these permits can only be granted if the business has a conformity certificate.

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