Integrated environmental permit
If you want to build or renovate a house or start a company in Flanders, you must check whether you need an integrated environmental permit (former urban planning permission and environmental permit combined).
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 omgevingsloketvlaanderen.be website you can find out whether you need a permit.
Also check with the town and country planning service of your municipality for regulations, requirements or restrictions.
Departement Omgeving (Department of Environment)
Afdeling Gebiedsontwikkeling, Omgevingsplanning en -projecten (Spatial development, Environmental Planning and Projects Division)
Koning Albert II-laan 20 bus 8
Tel: 02 553 11 71
Fax: 02 553 83 05