Parking permits

Different types of parking cards are available on the territory of the City of Brussels.

You are a resident of the City of Brussels

Four types of parking cards are available:

This virtual card is reserved for every inhabitant registered in the municipality of the City of Brussels. It can be obtained for 200 euro and is valid for 1 year. The inhabitant card is accumulative with the local resident card but it is limited to 1 by household. The card is a virtual card: the control is done via license plate recognition.

The holders of this card are authorized to park their vehicle only within the limits of the sector for which they have asked for.

This card cannot be used in places reserved for the local residents and for shared cars, neither in red or orange zone nor in the places for which a special road marking is of application and where there's no exception for this type of municipal parking card.

Documents to be supplied:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • for the Centre sector, a certificate of the employer or the statutes which prove professional activity at that location
  • If the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle, the proof of the permanent use. To supply as well:

For a company vehicle:

  • the certificate of the company stipulating that the applicant has the use of it permanently
  • the statutes of the company or the extract of the Belgian Official Journal if the owner of the vehicle is a manager or an administrator of the company
  • if the company contracts a leasing, the leasing contract or a certificate proving the link between the leasing company and the company of the applicant

For a personal leasing vehicle:

  • leasing contract

For a third party vehicle:

  • a copy of the insurance policy stating that the applicant has the right to drive the vehicle

Remark: if the applicant is exempted from registration in the Population register, he or she will have to supply the certificate of the service of the protocol of the SPF Foreign Affairs on which his or her name, first name, address and household appear.

A vehicle registered abroad?

Each person living in Belgium and possessing a vehicle registered abroad has to register the vehicle in Belgium. This person may obtain an inhabitant card for 200 euros for up to 3 months, starting from his application for registration in the Population Register.

Only the categories of following persons can, subject to supplying all the documentary evidence, benefit from a parking card of 1 year:

  • category 1: the vehicle which a foreign professional person rents to a person for a maximal duration of 6 months, not renewable
  • category 2: every physical person who uses the vehicle for the exercise of his profession for a foreign owner to whom this person is bound by a contract of employment
  • category 3: the vehicle driven by an official who lives in Belgium and who works for an international institution in another member state of the European Union
  • category 4: the vehicle of which the owner is considered as a person temporarily absent (the fact of leaving the Belgian territory for a duration from 3 months to 1 year and for whom a declaration to the competent service of the municipality was introduced beforehand) and who has his parking in Belgium during no more than six months continuously

This virtual card can be obtained for 3 euro a day and is limited to 63 days per year, to be taken in 1 or several times. The card is a virtual card: the control is done via license plate recognition.

The temporary card is intended for the local resident who has a limited need of parking or to the people having a second residence in the City of Brussels or still to the occasional visitor (professionals excluded) of a physical person having a residence in the City of Brussels.

This card is only valid for the sector in which the person who makes the demand has his residence or the sector in which the second residence is located.

A household which possesses already 2 local resident cards (maximal number of local resident cards by household) cannot make the demand of this temporary card.

This card cannot be used in places reserved for the local residents and for shared cars, neither in red or orange zone nor in the places for which a special road marking is of application and where there's no exception for this type of municipal parking card.

Documents to be supplied:

The common local resident who has a limited need of parking:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)

For a personal leasing vehicle:

  • leasing contract

For a lent vehicle:

  • ID card and a rent declaration of the lender

People having a second residence in the City of Brussels:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • lease contract or proof of payment of the 'second residence' tax

The occasional visitor, professionals excluded, of a physical person with residence in the City of Brussels:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with the copy of ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • ID card as well as a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) of the visited physical person, if this person does not make the demand personally

The visitors card for people with reduced mobility is intended for residents of the City who apply for the card and who have a disability or are older than 65 years and who do not have a resident card.

This card gives a visitor the opportunity to park in the sector of the resident one (fixed) day per week, during one year. The card costs 10 euro.

Documents to be supplied:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • ID card as well as a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) of the visited physical person, if this person does not make the demand personally

You are not a resident of the City of Brussels but work there

This virtual card is reserved for the staff of approved public schools and nurseries. It can be obtained for 200 euro and it is valid for 1 year. The card is a virtual card: the control is done via license plate recognition.

The holders of this card are authorized to park their vehicle only within the limits of the sector for which they have asked for.

Nevertheless, if the applicant proves he works at locations in various sectors of the territory of the City of Brussels, he or she can benefit from a valid parking card in all these sectors.

This card cannot be used in places reserved for the local residents and for shared cars, neither in red or orange zone nor in the places for which a special road marking is of application and where there's no exception for this type of municipal parking card.

Documents to be supplied:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • certificate of the employer which proves the professional work on the territory of the City of Brussels and which mentions the address of every location where the member of staff works

If the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle, the proof of the permanent use. To supply as well:

For a company vehicle:

  • the certificate of the company stipulating that the applicant has the use of it permanently
  • the statutes of the company or the extract of the Belgian Official Journal if the owner of the vehicle is a manager or an administrator of the company
  • if the company contracts a leasing, the leasing contract or a certificate proving the link between the leasing company and the company of the applicant

For a personal leasing vehicle:

  • leasing contract

For a third party vehicle:

  • a copy of the insurance policy stating that the applicant has the right to drive the vehicle

Remark: if the applicant is exempted from registration in the Population register, he or she will have to supply the certificate of the service of the protocol of the SPF Foreign Affairs on which his or her name, first name, address and household appear.

A vehicle registered abroad?

Each person living in Belgium and possessing a vehicle registered abroad has to register the vehicle in Belgium. This person may obtain an inhabitant card for 200 euros for up to 3 months, starting from his application for registration in the Population Register.

Only the categories of following persons can, subject to supplying all the documentary evidence, benefit from a parking card of 1 year:

  • category 1: the vehicle which a foreign professional person rents to a person for a maximal duration of 6 months, not renewable
  • category 2: every physical person who uses the vehicle for the exercise of his profession for a foreign owner to whom this person is bound by a contract of employment
  • category 3: the vehicle driven by an official who lives in Belgium and who works for an international institution in another member state of the European Union
  • category 4: the vehicle of which the owner is considered as a person temporarily absent (the fact of leaving the Belgian territory for a duration from 3 months to 1 year and for whom a declaration to the competent service of the municipality was introduced beforehand) and who has his parking in Belgium during no more than six months continuously

This virtual card is reserved for hospital staff members. It can be obtained for 200 euro and is valid for 1 year. The holders of this card are authorized to park their vehicle only within the limits of the sector where the hospital is situated. The card is a virtual card: the control is done via license plate recognition.

This card cannot be used in places reserved for the local residents and for shared cars, neither in red or orange zone nor in the places for which a special road marking is of application and where there's no exception for this type of municipal parking card.

Documents to be supplied:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • certificate of the employer which proves the professional work on the territory of the City of Brussels and which mentions the address of the hospital where the staff member works
  • if more than 50 persons work for the hospital, the demand must be accompanied by a company transport plan

If the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle, the proof of the permanent use. To supply as well:

For a company vehicle:

  • the certificate of the company stipulating that the applicant has the use of it permanently
  • the statutes of the company or the extract of the Belgian Official Journal if the owner of the vehicle is a manager or an administrator of the company
  • if the company contracts a leasing, the leasing contract or a certificate proving the link between the leasing company and the company of the applicant

For a personal leasing vehicle:

  • leasing contract

For a third party vehicle:

  • a copy of the insurance policy stating that the applicant has the right to drive the vehicle

Remark: if the applicant is exempted from registration in the Population register, he or she will have to supply the certificate of the service of the protocol of the SPF Foreign Affairs on which his or her name, first name, address and household appear.

A vehicle registered abroad?

Each person living in Belgium and possessing a vehicle registered abroad has to register the vehicle in Belgium. This person may obtain an inhabitant card for 200 euros for up to 3 months, starting from his application for registration in the Population Register.

Only the categories of following persons can, subject to supplying all the documentary evidence, benefit from a parking card of 1 year:

  • category 1: the vehicle which a foreign professional person rents to a person for a maximal duration of 6 months, not renewable
  • category 2: every physical person who uses the vehicle for the exercise of his profession for a foreign owner to whom this person is bound by a contract of employment
  • category 3: the vehicle driven by an official who lives in Belgium and who works for an international institution in another member state of the European Union
  • category 4: the vehicle of which the owner is considered as a person temporarily absent (the fact of leaving the Belgian territory for a duration from 3 months to 1 year and for whom a declaration to the competent service of the municipality was introduced beforehand) and who has his parking in Belgium during no more than six months continuously

This virtual card is intended for persons providing medical and paramedical care at home and having a INAMI/RIZIV code. The homecare card can be obtained for 200 euro and is valid for 1 year. The card is a virtual card: the control is done via license plate recognition.

This card is valid on the total of the territory of the City of Brussels but cannot be used in places reserved for the local residents, nor in the places for which a special road marking is of application and where there's no exception for this type of municipal parking card.

The Royal Order of 2 July 2009 lists the paramedical professions:

  1. Assistance in pharmacy
  2. Audiology
  3. Bandage, orthotics and prosthesis
  4. Dietetics
  5. Occupational therapy
  6. Laboratory and biotechnology, and human genetics
  7. Speech-language pathology
  8. Orthoptics
  9. Podology
  10. Medical imaging
  11. Patients' transport, with the exception of the transport of the persons in the 1st article of the law of 8 July 1964 relative to the urgent medical aid

The use of this card is subjected to the obligation of putting next things clearly behind the windscreen:

  • the parking disc with an authorized maximal duration of one hour
  • the mention 'in the course of intervention'

Documents to be supplied:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • certificate with the profession as well as the INAMI/RIZIV code of the applicant

If the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle, the proof of the permanent use. To supply as well:

For a company vehicle:

  • the certificate of the company stipulating that the applicant has the use of it permanently
  • the statutes of the company or the extract of the Belgian Official Journal if the owner of the vehicle is a manager or an administrator of the company
  • if the company contracts a leasing, the leasing contract or a certificate proving the link between the leasing company and the company of the applicant

For a personal leasing vehicle:

  • leasing contract

For a third party vehicle:

  • a copy of the insurance policy stating that the applicant has the right to drive the vehicle

Remark: if the applicant is exempted from registration in the Population register, he or she will have to supply the certificate of the service of the protocol of the SPF Foreign Affairs on which his or her name, first name, address and household appear.

A vehicle registered abroad?

Each person living in Belgium and possessing a vehicle registered abroad has to register the vehicle in Belgium. This person may obtain an inhabitant card for 200 euros for up to 3 months, starting from his application for registration in the Population Register.

Only the categories of following persons can, subject to supplying all the documentary evidence, benefit from a parking card of 1 year:

  • category 1: the vehicle which a foreign professional person rents to a person for a maximal duration of 6 months, not renewable
  • category 2: every physical person who uses the vehicle for the exercise of his profession for a foreign owner to whom this person is bound by a contract of employment
  • category 3: the vehicle driven by an official who lives in Belgium and who works for an international institution in another member state of the European Union
  • category 4: the vehicle of which the owner is considered as a person temporarily absent (the fact of leaving the Belgian territory for a duration from 3 months to 1 year and for whom a declaration to the competent service of the municipality was introduced beforehand) and who has his parking in Belgium during no more than six months continuously

This virtual card is reserved for persons having a professional interest on the territory of the City of Brussels either as a worker, a company manager or self-employed. This card can be obtained for 375 euro and for a duration of 1 year. The card is a virtual card: the control is done via license plate recognition.

The holders of this card are authorized to park their vehicle only within the limits of the sector for which they have asked for.

This card cannot be used in places reserved for the local residents and for shared cars, neither in a red zone nor in the places for which a special road marking is of application and where there's no exception for this type of municipal parking card.

Documents to be supplied:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with copy of the ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle with the DIV (Road Traffic Direction)
  • certificate of the employer or company statutes which prove the professional work on the territory of the City of Brussels (with mention of the address)
  • if more than 100 persons work for the company, the demand must be accompanied by a company transport plan

If the applicant is not the owner of the vehicle, the proof of the permanent use. To supply as well:

For a company vehicle:

  • the certificate of the company stipulating that the applicant has the use of it permanently
  • the statutes of the company or the extract of the Belgian Official Journal if the owner of the vehicle is a manager or an administrator of the company
  • if the company contracts a leasing, the leasing contract or a certificate proving the link between the leasing company and the company of the applicant

For a personal leasing vehicle:

  • leasing contract

For a third party vehicle:

  • a copy of the insurance policy stating that the applicant has the right to drive the vehicle

Remark: if the applicant is exempted from registration in the Population register, he or she will have to supply the certificate of the service of the protocol of the SPF Foreign Affairs on which his or her name, first name, address and household appear.

A vehicle registered abroad?

Each person living in Belgium and possessing a vehicle registered abroad has to register the vehicle in Belgium. This person may obtain an inhabitant card for 200 euros for up to 3 months, starting from his application for registration in the Population Register.

Only the categories of following persons can, subject to supplying all the documentary evidence, benefit from a parking card of 1 year:

  • category 1: the vehicle which a foreign professional person rents to a person for a maximal duration of 6 months, not renewable
  • category 2: every physical person who uses the vehicle for the exercise of his profession for a foreign owner to whom this person is bound by a contract of employment
  • category 3: the vehicle driven by an official who lives in Belgium and who works for an international institution in another member state of the European Union
  • category 4: the vehicle of which the owner is considered as a person temporarily absent (the fact of leaving the Belgian territory for a duration from 3 months to 1 year and for whom a declaration to the competent service of the municipality was introduced beforehand) and who has his parking in Belgium during no more than six months continuously

The carsharing card is free and valid for 2 years. It gives the right to park on all the territory of the City except in local resident zones. These cards are granted to the approved carsharing companies.

Required documents:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with the copy of ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself

These cards provide the holder of a private garage the permission to park on the public road if the garage is inaccessible for at least 7 days due to works or events for which the City has given permission.

Required documents:

  • ID card or a mandate (PDF, 28.62 KB) with the copy of ID card of the main driver of the vehicle in case this one does not make the demand himself
  • registration certificate of the vehicle

Where to park with a parking card?

The holder of a parking card is only authorized to park within the limits of the sector which is assigned to him:

What are the rules by parking zone?

  • green zone: metered parking (via parking meters), except for holders of a parking card
  • blue zone: free (non-metered) parking with a maximum of 2 hours and blue disc required, except for holders of a parking card
  • orange zone: commercial street with metered parking and a maximum of 2 hours (same rate as green zone)
  • yellow zone: only parking for residents (holders of a parking card)
  • red zone: paying zone for everyone (only exception: people with a parking card for disabled)

How to apply?

  • Online via the e-Desk
  • Email: circulation-verkeer@brucity.be
  • At the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City or liaison offices of Laeken, Neder-Over-Heembeek, Louise and North-East