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,...).

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:

When the City of Brussels is the issuing authority, the application for a permit (certificate) is:

  • either submitted directly on the spot, without an appointment, during public opening hours (Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4pm, Thursday: 8:30 am - 6pm, Friday: 8:30 am - 1pm). When you submit your file and/or documents, you will receive a proof of filing on the spot. The official certificate of deposit as approved by CoBAT will be sent to you later by e-mail.
  • or sent by registered mail:
    For the attention of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen
    Department of Permits and Urban Information
    Urban Development Department
    Rue des Halles 4
    1000 Brussels

Questions about the financial aspects?