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Municipal bonus for the beautification or renovation of facades at the central boulevards and Bourse

As part of the reconstruction of the central boulevards, the City of Brussels gives a bonus for the beautification or renovation of facades of buildings in this zone.

Coronavirus measures (suspension of periods): in application of several power of attorney decisions adopted by the Government of the Brussels Capital Region during the lockdown, the expiry periods, appeal periods and all periods of which the expiry has a legal effect as laid down in the regulations were suspended from 16 March 2020 and until 15 June 2020.

The acts and decisions adopted during this suspension period are fully legally valid.

Pursuant to the new power of attorney decision No. 2020/038 (PDF, 312.53 KB) adopted by the Government of the Brussels Capital Region on 10 June 2020, some terms of the Brussels Town Planning Code and the Ordinance of 5 June 1997 on environmental permits have also been extended, depending on the date of the submission of the application, the type of application or the stage of the procedure.

The bonus is granted for the existing buildings along the pedestrian zone of the large central boulevards of the City of Brussels and of the Bourse (Stock Exchange):

  • Place de Brouckère
  • Boulevard Anspach
  • Place de la Bourse
  • Place Fontainas
  • Rue de la Bourse
  • Rue Henri Maus

Some examples of works that may be eligible for grants are: cleaning or painting the facades, maintaining, repairing or repainting windows, doors, balconies, roof frames,...

There are 4 types of grants that are only valid for facade works:

'Additional' bonus A and B for the beautification of facades and renovation of the house

It is an additional municipal bonus for every natural or legal person who has applied for a regional bonus for the renovation of facades or renovation of the house.

The amount of these bonuses corresponds to 25% of the amount granted by the Brussels Capital Region, with a maximum of 6,000 euros. For the facades longer than 10 meters, the amounts and the maximum prices are increased.

Bonus C for the beautification or renovation of facades that are not linked to a regional bonus

It is a bonus for every natural or legal person who does not fulfill the conditions for obtaining a regional bonus for the renovation of facades or renovation of the house.

The amount of the bonus for the beautification of the facades corresponds to 40% of the total amount of the works excluding VAT, with a maximum of 6,000 euros. For the facades longer than 10 meters, the amounts and the maximum prices are increased.

'Additional' bonus D for the beautification or renovation of protected facades

This is an additional municipal bonus for every natural or legal person who has applied for a regional grant for the works to preserve a protected property.

The amount of the additional municipal bonus for the beautification or renovation of the protected facades corresponds to 60% of the amount of the subsidy granted by the Brussels Capital Region, with a maximum of 12,000 euros. For the facades longer than 10 meters, the amounts and the maximum prices are increased.

The completed form and attachments must be sent to the address that can be found under 'Practical info'.

After the works, the applicant must send the closing form (PDF, 91.98 KB) to the administration. The bonus is granted within the limits of the available budget.

All information about the examination procedure and the conditions for the granting of bonuses are available in the regulation:

In addition to these municipal bonuses, you can receive numerous other municipal bonuses for your property:

Other regional bonuses and aid: