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Building permit, pre-registration... Who can apply?

Verified 28 juillet 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The natural or legal person, who owns the land or the building concerned by the construction project, shall apply for the planning authorization appropriate to his project. This may be a building permit, a development permit, a demolition permit or a prior declaration of work. However, other people also have the opportunity to do this.

Several owners can apply together for planning permission. The file may cover several fields.

In this case, they attach to the license application form a supplementary application form in which they give the identity and contact details of each owner.

Complementary / other applicants for the same project

Document to be attached to the application for planning permission where several persons are involved in the same project

When a land or building is sold, the promise to sell may contain a suspensive condition for obtaining a planning permission. The signature of the deed of sale depends on its issuance. In this case, the seller drafts a written agreement allowing the prospective buyer to apply for a permit.

  Please note : planning authorization forms shall contain a certificate stating that the applicant is authorized to make that application. The administration does not request any proof and does not check the accuracy of this statement.

The owner or his agent (a notary, for example) may appoint, in writing, one or more persons to carry out construction work.

These people can then apply for planning permission.

  FYI : planning authorization forms shall contain a certificate stating that the applicant is authorized to make that application. The administration does not request any proof and does not check the accuracy of this statement.

Work on common areas

When work on common areas has been voted on at the general meeting, trustee of the building submits an application for planning permission on behalf of the syndicate of co-owners,

  Please note : the department that reviews the license application file does not verify that the work has been voted by the co-owners.

Work performed by co-owner

The general assembly of condominiums may authorize a co-owner to carry out works. The applicant must then apply for planning permission.

  Please note : the department that reviews the permit file does not verify that the work has been voted by the co-owners.

As part of a property in indivisibility, the application for planning permission may be submitted by a single member.

  FYI : planning authorization forms shall contain a certificate stating that the applicant is entitled to make that application. The administration does not request any proof and does not check the accuracy of this statement.

If one of the members of the public contests the application for a license, the dispute shall be brought before the judicial judge.

The people, who benefit from expropriation procedure in progress, may apply for planning permission.

This concerns, for example, local and regional authorities (municipality, department, region).

  FYI : planning authorization forms shall contain a certificate stating that the applicant is entitled to make that application. The administration does not request any proof and does not check the accuracy of this statement.