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If you want to build a structure in the Netherlands on, over or next to a provincial waterway, you require a permit or authorisation from the provincial authority. Examples of structures are bridges, jetties, bank facilities or harbour basins. Before you start to build, it is wise to first check who is the owner of the waterway.
Permit under the Canal Regulations
You need a permit under the Canal Regulations (Kanalenreglement) from the provincial authority for canals and water control works if you want to
- prevent the use of, or
- dismantle a waterway
Online application procedure via Message Box
You can apply to the provincial authority for a permit or authorisation also via Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.