Submitting a demand for a planning permit (certificate)

An application for a planning permit (certificate) must be submitted to the competent authorities (region or municipality). It includes a series of required forms and documents, depending on the subject of the application. In addition to administrative costs, certain works and actions have an additional financial impact (taxes, building 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.

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 town planning permits (certificates) can be consulted on the websites of the Brussels Capital Region:

​Contacts and links to help you compile your application file:

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:

Questions about the financial aspects?

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