If you apply for a permit in the Netherlands, the authorities have to take a decision by a set deadline. If the authorities fail to meet this deadline, the principle of Lex Silencio Positivo (LSP) may be applied, which means that the permit will be issued automatically. The confirmation of receipt of your application for a permit will state whether or not the LSP principle applies.
The Lex Silencio Positivo applies to, among other things:
- exemption from uniform requirement for private security firms;
- gaming machine permit;
- permit for temporary letting of vacant dwellings;
- discharge from the obligation to prepare financial statements for associations and foundations;
- series of tax exemptions and regulations, such as company car parks, motor vehicle tax and turnover tax.