The Hague - Permit to use a public road

Permit to use a public road

Would you like to place a container, scaffold or other object on a public road? Or would you like to hang up a banner or party lights? The public road is the property and responsibility of the municipality. Apply for a ‘Use of public road’ permit.


Whether you get the ‘use of public road’ permit’ depends on:

  • the object’s dimensions; i.e. how much space it will occupy
  • how long it will be standing there
  • why it will be placed
  • possible nuisance to area residents, pedestrians and other traffic
  • provisions in the zoning plan
  • the appearance of the street
  • special circumstances

    Notify the municipality

    Will a sea or rubble container (rubbish skip) or a scaffold be placed on a public road for less than 60 hours (2.5 days) and will it not pose any danger to the use of the road? Then you only have to notify the municipality that you will be placing it. You are required to notify the municipality 5 days in advance.

    If you want to notify the municipality, then you can also print the completed form and submit it to the city district office in the district where you will be placing the object.

    Notify the municipality

    Apply for the permit

    • Apply for the permit online.

    Apply for the permit

    • You can also print this form and send it together with the required documents to:

    Dienst Stadsbeheer
    Afdeling Vergunningen en Handhaving
    Postbus 12651
    2500 DP Den Haag


    • The application for the permit to use a public road costs € 72.60 (rate for 2019). You will need to pay this fee regardless of whether you are granted the permit.
    • There is no charge for notifying the municipality.

    How long does it take?

    • A permit for a container or scaffolding for construction work: 8 weeks
    • Other permits for the use of municipal land: 8 weeks

    Rig (hoist) permit

    Would you like to carry out building work using special vehicles on the roadway? Then you will need a rig (hoist) permit (in Dutch). Special vehicles are vehicles which take up a large amount of space on public roadways and cannot easily be moved once they are placed.