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Demolition or asbestos removal

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versie

Do you carry out demolition activities that result in more than 10 m3 demolition waste? Or do you plan to remove asbestos? You must submit a demolition notification. You can submit the notification to your local authority or online through the service counter all-in-one permit for physical aspects (in Dutch).

Removing asbestos

Asbestos may have been used in buildings built before 1994. Asbestos is a carcinogen and can therefore be harmful to human health.

If you intend to demolish a building containing asbestos, you must contract a certified asbestos abatement company (in Dutch) to inspect the building. Their report will tell you if the risk class of the asbestos removal work is low (risk class 1) or high (risk class 2 and 2a).

If the removal work is high risk, you must:

  • submit a demolition notice
  • let the certified asbestos company remove the asbestos

The government has drawn up a step-by-step plan to removing asbestos to help you meet asbestos regulations.


Are you planning to demolish a protected monument? Besides the demolition notification, you need to apply for an all-in-one permit for physical aspects. You can submit the notification and apply for the permit simultaneously.

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