You need a permit if you have the intention

  • to build
  • to renovate
  • to demolish
  • to dig
  • to cut down trees
  • to put up fences,...

For a number of smaller works you do not need a permit or only have to inform your municipality of the works.

In both cases, the works may not contravene e.g.:

  • urban development regulations or allotment regulations
  • Flemish environmental permitting regulations
  • spatial implementation plans
  • special development plans
  • requirements of allotment permits
  • regulations on monuments and sites,...

On the website you can find out whether you need a permit(opens in new window).

Also check with the town and country planning service of your municipality for regulations, requirements or restrictions.

  • Last revision 02/06/2023
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