Logo of the Dutch government

Provincial Environmental Act (POV)

This information is provided by Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Every Dutch province has its own Provincial Environmental Act (Provinciale Omgevingsverordening, POV). The provincial authorities may include additional rules for certain environmental problems in the POV. You may not perform any acts that are prohibited by the Environmental Management Act (Wet milieubeheer). However, if you wish to do so, you may, under certain conditions, be granted an exemption from the provincial authorities.

Request for enforcement of environmental management

If you believe a company does not observe the environmental regulations, you may file a request for enforcement with the provincial authorities.

Online application procedure via Message Box

You can apply to the provincial authority for a permit or dispensation 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.

This article is related to:

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
FAQPartnersContactAbout usDisclaimerPrivacy and cookiesAccessibilityOndernemersplein (Dutch) is an initiative of:Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVKNetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVOImmigration and Naturalisation Service, INDTax and Customs Administration, BelastingdienstGovernment.nlStatistics Netherlands, CBSNetherlands Vehicle Authority, RDWDigital Trust CenterEuropean Commission Point of Single is the Dutch Point of Single Contact for entrepreneurs.Accessibility level: W3C WAI-AA WCAG 2.1