Grave concession - purchase and renewal

After a death, you have the option to acquire a grave concession to bury the mortal remains in one of the cemeteries of the City of Brussels.

If you wish to be buried but do not request a grave concession, the grave will be removed after 5 years.

If you want the remains to be buried for a specific period of time beyond the 5 years, you must apply for a grave concession. There are several choices and rates possible for the duration of the concession, but the maximum duration is 50 years.

When a grave concession term expires, the grave is removed. Renewals are possible.


The deceased must be buried in one of the cemeteries of the City of Brussels.

How to apply?

By e-mail:, by returning this form completed, signed and dated and attaching a copy of both sides of the identity card or residence card

By appointment, at the counter of the Administrative Centre, to be made :

  • Online
  • By calling 02 279 22 11

Required documents

  • Duly completed, dated and signed form
  • Applicant’s identity card or residence card


Fee schedule

Waiting period

After approval by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.