Organizing an event in Brussels

Organizers of events or activities can use the public places in the City. The municipality must give a permit for the temporary occupation of a public space.

The application form for organizing an event (DOC, 724.50 KB) has to arrive at the latest six weeks before the event in writing to:

  • City Hall
    Events unit
    Grand-Place
    1000 Brussels

and a copy to:

Remark: the organisation of a demonstration is not part of events, it requires a special demand at the police.

Which activities?

The form can be used for the application for different types of events and activities in public places:

  • concert
  • show (theatre, circus arts)
  • parade
  • party (neighborhood party,...)
  • sports activities
  • exhibition and art
  • flea market (brocante), rummage sales, market, fair
  • sale in public space
  • sensitization action (stand, distribution or leaflets or flyers, collection, ...)
  • promotion action
  • TV or film recordings
  • letting go of balloons
  • fireworks (pyrotechnic effects)

Remark: the organisation of a demonstration is not part of events, it requires a special demand at the police.

Assistance of the City of Brussels

The City of Brussels, depending on availability and subject to conditions, can assist the organization with:

  • podiums
  • tents
  • chairs
  • fences
  • ...

Information: 02 279 56 79

Advice of the Fire Department

The procedure of the Regional Fire Department (SIAMU) is strictly applied in organizing an event.

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