Convert a house into rental rooms

Do you want to convert a house into rental rooms? If so, you will need a conversion permit (omzettingsvergunning) from the municipality. This allows the house to be converted from independent living space into a space for rental rooms.

A new regulation for room rentals took effect as of 23 June 2020. For now no new licences will be granted for converting a house into rental rooms. Applications for this conversion permit will therefore be rejected. This measure will remain in effect until the municipality has approved a new room rental policy. More information can be found in the adapted Beleidsregel omzettingsvergunningen Den Haag 2020 (RIS305540) (in Dutch).


The application for a conversion permit costs € 471.65 in 2020 (€ 478 in 2021). This money will not be refunded if the municipality rejects your application for a permit.


As of 1 January 2015 only the owner of the house may apply for a conversion permit.

  • You can complete the form via DigiD. If you do not have DigiD, you can apply for one at
  • When completing the form via DigiD, you can provide 2 preferred dates for a visit by a city district inspector.
  • Would you rather not use DigiD? Complete the form and send it by email to: or print it and send it by post to:
    Dienst Stedelijke Ontwikkeling
    Postbus 12655
    2500 DP Den Haag

Apply for the conversion permit

Also see Renting out a room