Town planning plans and regulations

The development plans are indicative orientation plans whereas the special zoning plans and the subdivision permits are regulatory and binding. Town planning regulations are a condition for the delivery of town planning permits. Alignment plans define the boundary between the public domain and private property.

Municipal planning regulations are effective on the municipal territory of the City of Brussels.

The special zoning plans of Haren, Laeken, Louise, Neder-Over-Heembeek, North, North-East and Pentagon (city centre) are only available in Dutch and French.

To find out about the subdivisions on the territory of the City of Brussels, you can consult the External site mapping website BruGIS.

Consultation of the plan and regulations of the subdivision (allotment) permits is done at the Archives of the City of Brussels.

A copy (paper or digital) of certain documents can be obtained after prior payment of a fee.

Please note: in the case of subdivision permits, the Archives of the City of Brussels has the exclusive task of making the files available for consultation. Consequently, the officers of the Archives Department are not authorised to:

  • answer questions of a town planning nature (legal status of an asset, town planning zoning, explanation of plans,...)
  • formulate opinions or interpret the content of files of allotment permits kept in the depots
  • provide attestations of any kind (zoning, absence of plans,...)

The alignment (building line) plans and the Atlas of Local Roads can be consulted at:

Notices as of September 2021

Alignment plan - Avenue du Roi Albert and Rue de Beyseghem

Alignment plan - Rue du Muguet, Rue des Faînes, Rue de Ransbeek, Rue Léon XIII, Rue François Vekemans, Avenue des Croix de Guerre, Rue de Heembeek, Rue Saint-Nicolas and Rue des Bons Enfants

Alignment plan - corner Rue de Flodorp, Petite Rue du Camp and Rue du Pré aux Oies

Alignment plan of the Avenue Laënnec - Avenue Adrien Bayet

Alignment plan modification of the Rue du Demi-Cercle

Alignment plan of the Rue du Houblon

Partial deletion of local roads number 14 and number 29 in Brussels (Laeken)

Alignment plan of the Rue de la Philanthropie corner of the Rue du Remblai

Vicinal road number 3 between the Rue de la Paroisse and the railway

Local roads and paths in Haren