Rules and procedures - planning permit (certificate)

Before applying for a planning permit (certificate), it is important to be informed about the town planning regulations and the rules and procedures that apply to your project.

The rules and procedures regarding the submission, handling, delivery and appeal of town planning permits and environmental permits (certificates) can be consulted on the websites of the Brussels Capital Region:

The plans and regulations of the City of Brussels can be consulted here:

Information prior to submitting an application?

The City of Brussels no longer provides information prior to the submission of an application for a town planning permit (certificate) or subdivision permit or certificate, nor about the applicable plans and regulations that apply to a plot or a real estate project.

General information about the town planning regulations in force in Brussels can be found at:

The BruGIS cartographic site also provides you with the most recent town planning data for the entire Brussels Capital Region:

Support for private individuals

Homegrade offers free guidance to private individuals with their renovation projects and with the preparation of their application for a planning permit without an architect:

Convivence offers, on an individual basis, to owners of a house within its scope:

  • information, advice and technical support on renovation and energy
  • information on urban planning regulations
  • information and support in terms of financial aid and grants

More info:

Support for companies provides companies with free personalised support in all matters relating to town planning (analysis of permit applications, office/parking/advertising regulations, procedures to follow, recommendations,...) in the Brussels Capital Region.