Procedure after applying for an all-in-one building permit

Have you submitted an application for the all-in-one building permit, for example, for cutting down a tree, construction work, changing a building designated as a monument or placing advertising on your building? After every application for an all-in-one building permit the municipality follows a standard step-by-step procedure before taking a decision.

A private individual, company or the municipality can apply for an all-in-one building permit. A permit application is important for the applicant and can also have consequences for the neighbours and other interested parties. Both applicants and potential interested parties will be informed on what is happening with the application for an all-in-one building permit in the step-by-step procedure described below.

Step 1 Application is submitted

Did you apply for the permit yourself? You can check the status of your application in MijnDenHaag:

The municipality will publish the application announcement on (in Dutch only). Interested parties (neighbours, people who have an interest in the application) can see the application on and view it at the The Hague Information Centre at Spui 70. The publication of the announcement is for information only.

You can also receive the municipality's announcements of permits by email. Register for the e-mailservice bekendmakingen (

Step 2 Screening for completeness

The municipality will check whether the application is complete. If it is not complete, the applicant will receive a letter with a request to provide the missing information within a specified time.

Let op!
If the applicant does not respond within the specified time, the application procedure will be stopped. The applicant must then submit a new all-in-one building permit application. The applicant will receive the decision on this application.

Interested parties can see the decision on

Step 3 Review of application

The application will be checked for compliance with the rules. These vary depending on the permit. If the application does not comply with all the rules, the applicant will be notified. The municipality will confer with the applicant to see whether the application can be modified so that it does comply with the rules.

Step 4 Draft decision

Some applications, such as for an environmental permit and a national monument permit, will first get a draft decision. This draft decision will be published on The applicant can submit a response to the draft decision.

Interested parties can make their views known within a 6-week period. Instructions on how to do this are provided in the public announcement (gemeentebericht).

If Step 4 is not applicable, the municipality will take a decision right away. See Step 5.

Step 5 Decision

The municipality will grant or decline the requested permit and this decision can also be found on You can also look at the decision at the The Hague Information Centre.

Did you apply for the permit and do you disagree with the decision? Then you can object to the decision or appeal the ruling.

Interested parties can object to the decision at the Municipal Executive or appeal the ruling at the court depending on the procedure (if Step 4 is part of the procedure).

Video about monitoring the building work

Do you want to know what you have to do once a permit has been granted? Watch the video (in Dutch).

Watch the video about monitoring the building work

Published: 22 May 2019Modified: 12 November 2021