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:
- Cadastre (Land registry)
- Bureau de l'Enregistrement (Registration Office)
- Ordre des architectes - Orde van architecten (Architects)
- Energy performance of buildings (EPB) (in French)
- Brugis (town planning map)
- hub.brussels (Brussels Agency for the Support of Business)
- Search building plans (Archives City of Brussels)
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)
- Calculation of planning permit (certificate) fees (PDF, 215.87 KB) (in French)
- Tax on the construction, reconstruction and conversion of buildings (in French)
- Extraordinary projections (PDF) ( thermal insulation amendment (PDF)) + exemption amendment (PDF, 35.34 KB)(in French)
- Town planning charges: additional obligation imposed on certain permits under the Order of the Government of the Brussels Capital Region of 26 September 2013 relating to town planning charges, imposed on the occasion of the issuance of permits. In this case, the issue of the permit is subject to the realization or payment of charges. Failure to implement these charges within 2 years of the issuance of the permit entails the expiry of the permit. Charges can be demanded in kind (construction works) or in cash (payment of a sum of money). There are optional charges and compulsory charges.
Questions about the financial aspects?