Apply for a refund for environment and planning permit fees

In certain cases you can request a refund for part of the fees which you paid for an environment and planning permit (omgevingsvergunning).

You can request a refund for the fees for:

  • environment and planning permits for building work
  • environment and planning permits to deviate from the rules in the Omgevingsplan
  • environment and planning permits for fire safety measures
  • a combination of these 3 activities

See what percent of the fees you can ask back in specific situations.

Situation Refund
The application is withdrawn within 2 weeks after the application was received: 100%
The application is withdrawn after 2 weeks after the application was received: 50%
The application is dismissed within 6 months after the application was received: 100%
The application is dismissed after more than 6 months after application was received: 80%
After the permit is declined. You only get a refund for the activities for which the permit was declined: 50%
Permit is cancelled within 1 year after the permit was finalised: 50%

  • For an environment and planning permit for building work you always pay a minimum amount of € 130. (Except for in situations where you get a 100% refund).
  • You can apply for a refund up until 1 year after the date on which:

    • the application is withdrawn
    • the application is dismissed
    • the enivornment and planning permit is declined
  • You can apply for a refund if the environment and planning permit is cancelled, up until 1 calendar year after the permit was finalised.

Online

You can request a refund for the permit fees using your DigiD.

By post

If you do not have DigiD, you can also make your request for a refund in writing. Send your request to:

Directeur gemeentebelastingen
Postbus 19924
2500 CX Den Haag

You can also use the response form enclosed with the invoice for the fees.

You will receive a decision from the municipality within 8 weeks on whether you will get a refund for the fees.

Read more information in the Begin external link: 2021 fees directive for environment and planning permit in The Hague(External link), end external link. for applications submitted in 2023.

Read more information in Chapter 3 of the Tarieventabel in the Begin external link: 2021 fees directive for environment and planning permit in The Hague(External link), end external link. for applications submitted in 2022.

For applications submitted before 1 January 2022, the Begin external link: 2021 fees directive for environment and planning permit in The Hague(External link), end external link. (1-1-2021 to 31-12-2021) apply.

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