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Do you need planning permission to build a winery?

Verified 21 janvier 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, if its ceiling height is more than 1.80 m and it creates a certain floor surface additional.

Determination of increase in floor area

Increased floor area


Less than 5 m²


Between 5 m² and 20 m²

Make prior declaration in town

More than 20 m²

Request a building permit in town

This maximum of 20 m² is increased to 40 m² in urban areas if your municipality is covered by a local town planning plan (PLU) or a similar document. To find out if your construction project is concerned, first check with the planning department of your town hall or consult its website.

Who shall I contact

To calculate the floor area of your construction project, you can use a calculation method:

  Warning : if your project is not subject to planning permission, you must consult the local planning plan (PLU) or the planning document in its place at the town hall. Your project must respect the rules of the planning code and the PLU.