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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or already established? Do you have questions about town planning in Brussels? Do you need to apply for a planning permit? We are here to guide you.

What is a planning permit?

A planning permit is approval for a building relating to its use, outer appearance, supporting structures, etc. Some types of land use are also covered by a planning permit.

Before starting a project, you need to find out whether it requires a new planning permit for any particular activities or work (e.g. construction, demolition, change of use, felling a tall tree, significant change to relief of the ground, erecting a sign, chimney or window pane, replacing a bay window).

What help can the team provide?

Our team provide personalised, free and confidential support to companies in Brussels, for issues relating to town planning in the Brussels-Capital region:

  • we inform you of your obligations related to town planning regulations
  • we determine whether your project is practical and whether you need a planning permit
  • we support you in preparing your application and accompanying documents
  • we help you understand the decisions made by administrative authorities

The different stages of preparing your application in three explanatory videos


  • Video 1 – The application form and the explanatory statement
  • Video 2 – Plans
  • Video 3 – Other documents

What are the conditions for benefiting from this support?

The expert advice provided is restricted to companies

  • operating within Brussels
  • or those planning to launch a company there
  • provided that it is not related to accommodation

We do not provide support for planning permits requesting;

  • legalisation of an offence committed by the entrepreneur.
  • external changes (e.g. signs, painting of façades, blinds, shop windows, window panes,chimneys, compressors, fans).
  • change of use/location to a company with less than 500 m²

Would you like to prepare your application yourself? Find the relevant documents on the 1819 website!

Still have questions about the planning permit for your company? Contact us!

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