Permits for small-scale building works
Are you planning to build a roof dormer, replace window frames, place solar panels, add a glass conservatory onto your house or carry out other minor renovations? You can get a permit for this.
The municipality can issue a permit for the following small-scale building works listed below.
- additions and extensions
- wall removal/building demolition
- roof dormers and skylights
- bicycle shed in the front garden
- changes to window frames and façades
- advertising (small advertisements do not require a permit)
- roller shutters and awnings
- satellite dish
- combining 2 homes into one
For these types of small-scale building works, the municipality can assess your application on a limited number of criteria.
- scale drawings (with the exact measurements) of both the current and the new situation
- cale drawings (with the exact measurements) showing details, floor plans, facades, cross-sections
- photos, also of the surroundings
- constructive drawings and calculations
- calculations showing that the plan complies with the building code
- soil investigation
How long does it take?
As soon as the municipality has received all the required information, it is required to respond within 8 weeks. The municipality has the right to extend this period 1 time by 6 weeks at most. It is possible that your plan also needs an exemption from the (in Dutch). Or that the information you provided is not complete. In that case the process could take longer.
- Building work: A permit is not always needed for minor renovations. These renovations are permit-free. For these small renovations you can apply immediately and quickly online for a ‘permit-free building declaration’. Do you want to know if your building plans are permit-free? Go to the website (in Dutch) and create an account. You can use this programme to make the drawings you need for the contractor. Please note: this applies only to the following building activities: dormer, addition, extension, garden fence, skylight and solar panels. A short video explains how this works.
- Small advertisement: Would you like to place a small advertisement on your building? For example a lightbox, advertising sign, lettering, price list, name plate or flag? In some cases this does not require a permit. For more information see .
Calculate your building fees
The municipality charges fees for a permit. These fees are called ‘leges’. If you need a permit, you can for your building or renovation plans. The fee amounts are set in the municipality’s fee directive for all-in-one building permit.