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Applying for an all-in-one permit for physical aspects (omgevingsvergunning)

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

In the Netherlands, for most activities with regard to building, renovation, demolishing, construction, living, monuments, environment, nature and open space, you need a permit. This so-called 'all-in-one permit for physical aspectsExternal link' (Omgevingsvergunning) can be used instead of applying for several individual permits. Under the WABO ActExternal link (Wet Algemene Bepalingen Omgevingswet) it is possible to apply for permits via the same procedure. Do the online permit checkExternal link (in Dutch) to assess the exact type of all-in-one permit you need for your specific activity.

How to apply for an all-in-one permit

You apply to your municipality or at the 'Service counter all-in-one permit for physical aspects'External link (Omgevingsloket Online, OLO). You can apply digitally or in writing. You can also authorise somebody else to apply for you. Please note that the online application service OLO is in Dutch only.

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Consult municipality prior to applying

If you would like to know in advance whether an application is promising or not, you can mention this during your online application. The municipal authority will then check this with you. Please note that this service is not available in every municipality.

Decision on your application

Usually the municipal authorities decide within 8 weeks whether you will be granted an all-in-one permit. More complex applications may take up to 6 months.

Temporary exemption order

If you cannot meet the requirements concerning the environment and planning laws, you can apply for a temporary exemption order. You apply for the order, if you meet certain conditions, to a competent authority.

Temporary exemption orders make it possible to carry out an activity in exceptional circumstances, when you do not have the time to go through the normal procedures due to force majeure or because you are in a transitional situation.

Online application procedure via Message Box

In the province of Noord-Brabant you can apply for this temporary exemption order via Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies. You can send attachments with your application. Please check the name that you give to the file(s).

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency