Objection procedure (other matters)
You can contest a decision by the Municipality of The Hague on subsidies, towed vehicles, building permits, tree cutting permits, municipal announcements, etc. File this objection online or by letter.
Do you disagree with a decision taken by the municipality on Social Affairs, municipal taxes or a parking ticket? There are Begin link: , end link. for this.
Do you live in The Hague?
Residents can file their objections in writing or online by logging in with their DigiD. Are you not registered in the Personal Records Database (BRP) in The Hague? Then you can only submit your objection in writing.
Businesses can log in with Begin link: , end link. and follow the application.
Apply for DigiD
Do you not yet have DigiD? Apply via the Begin external link: , end external link..
You can send your letter of objection by post to:
Burgemeester en wethouders van Den Haag
Postbus 12 600
2500 DJ Den Haag
What does an objection contain?
Include the following information in your letter of objection:
- name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the objection
- state the reference number and subject of the decision in your objection
- send a copy of the decision
- indicate the reason you do not agree with the decision (the basis for the objection)
- sign the letter of objection (with a handwritten signature for objections in writing and a DigiD signature for objections online)
Example of an objection (in Dutch)(PDF, 20.6 KB)
If someone is submitting the objection on your behalf, you must authorise this person to do so. This is called an authorisation (machtiging). You can also file an objection on behalf of someone else, if you have been authorised to do so.
Example of an authorisation (in Dutch)(PDF, 26.7 KB)
Would you like to know what is happening to an objection? Then read Follow your objection (Begin link: , end link. ). Here you will get a step by step description of what will happen with your objection.
Follow your objection online
If you have submitted the objection through the website, then you can follow the status of your objection online. If the status changes (for example when the advisory committee receives your objection or when the advisory committee gives its recommendation on your objection) you will automatically receive an email. You can also use Begin external link: , end external link. to look at the documents which are important to the objection.
Reactions to publication on Overheid.nl
Announcements and other public notices can be found on Overheid.nl. Examples include permit applications received by the municipality on plans and decisions. But it also contains information on how you can submit an objection or file an appeal (Begin link: , end link. (in Dutch).
Do you have any questions? Then you can contact the Legal Affairs department of the Municipality of The Hague. The telephone number is (070) 752 59 92 and is available on weekdays from 8.30 to 17.00 hrs.
Or send a letter to:
Gemeente Den Haag, afdeling Juridische Zaken
Postbus 12 600
2500 DJ Den Haag