Apply for a refund for all-in-one building permit fees

In certain cases you can request a refund for part of the fees which you paid for an all-in-one building permit (omgevingsvergunning).

You can request a refund for the fees for:

  • all-in-one building permits for construction work
  • all-in-one building permits for contravening spatial planning rules
  • all-in-one building 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The application is withdrawn within 2 weeks after the application was received: 100%
The application is withdrawn after 2 weeks after the application was received: 50%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%

    Conditions

    • For an all-in-one building permit for construction work you always pay a minimum amount of € 100. (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      • the application is withdrawn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 all-in-one building permit is declined
    • You can apply for a refund if the all-in-one building permit is cancelled, up until 1 calendar year after the permit was finalised.

    Apply

    Online

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

    Request refund for permit fees

    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.

    How long does it take?

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

    Rules

    Read more information in Chapter 3 of the Tarieventabel in the 2021 fees directive for all-in-one building permit in The Hague for applications submitted after 1 January 2022.

    For applications submitted before 1 January 2022, the 2021 fees directive for all-in-one building permit in The Hague (1-1-2021 to 22-7-2021) and 2021 fees directive for all-in-one building permit in The Hague (23-7-2021 to 31-12-2021) apply.

    Contact

    Contact the Municipal Tax Department

    Also see: Apply for an all-in-one building permit