Submitting a demand for an environmental permit (certificate)

An application for an environmental permit (certificate) must be submitted to the competent authority (Bruxelles Environnement - Leefmilieu Brussel or the municipality) and is composed of a series of required forms and documents, depending on the subject of the application. The application is not free of charges.

Coronavirus measures: it is possible to submit new applications for town planning and environmental permits (or additional documents to an already submitted file) on site. However, you must make an appointment in advance by telephone: 02 279 29 29. When submitting your file and/or documents, you will receive a receipt on site. The official proof of submission as referred to in the CoBAT - BWRO will be sent to you later by e-mail.

Coronavirus measures (extension of periods): pursuant to the power of attorney decisions nr 2020/038 (PDF, 312.53 KB) and nr 2020/052 (PDF, 428.55 KB) adopted by the Government of the Brussels Capital Region on 10 June 2020 and 23 December 2020, some terms of the Brussels Town Planning Code and the Ordinance of 5 June 1997 on environmental permits have been extended, depending on the date of the submission of the application, the type of application or the stage of the procedure.

Please note: on 1 September 2019, a thorough reform came into force of the Brussels Planning Code (CoBAT - BWRO) and the Environmental Permit Ordinance (OPE - OMV). This reform made major changes to the procedures for the submission, handling, delivery and appeal of planning and environmental permits (certificates): reform of town planning legislation

The rules and procedures regarding the submission, handling, delivery and appeal of environmental permits (certificates) can be consulted on the website:

If the City of Brussels is the issuing authority, the application for a permit (certificate) has to be:

  • done at the counter. However, you must make an appointment in advance by telephone: 02 279 29 29. When submitting your file and/or documents, you will receive a receipt on site. The official proof of submission as referred to in the CoBAT - BWRO will be sent to you later by e-mail.
  • or sent by registered mail

to the attention of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen:

Application fees: calculated on the basis of the Fee regulation for administrative services rendered to individuals in the field of town planning (in French)

Do you have questions about the financial aspects?