Construction Permission

Obtain report on the soil conditions from soil researching company

Agency: Soil Researching Company

The soil on which a building is to be constructed should not be contaminated. If a soil report is not available, soil testing must be conducted. The soil testing should be performed before requesting a building permit.

Time and cost: 30 days, EUR 9,650

Hold a consultation with the municipal authorities

Agency: Municipality

An appointment request is made online to meet with one of the building inspectors. The consultation is free of charge. While this appointment is not mandatory, it is advisable to check that all the requirements for the permit are met. They will also check whether the zoning plan allows for the construction of a warehouse in the proposed location.

Time and cost: 15 days, no charge

Submit a request for a building permit to the Municipal Executive (Mayor and Aldermen)

Agency: Municipal Executive (Mayor and Aldermen)

As of October 1, 2010 an online system www.eherkenning.nl/ was implemented which allows uploading of all documents to request a building permit, as well as following up on the request.

At the same time, several types of permits were combined into one General Environmental Law (Wet algemene bepalingen omgevingsrecht- Wabo). All different types of building permits (e.g., building permit, demolition permit, a permit to cut down trees, etc) are now combined into one environmental permit.

The Municipality has 8 weeks to decide on the permit and another 6 weeks to finalize the permit. If the building does not fit into the zoning scheme, the procedure to obtain the permit will take 26 weeks.

There are exceptions in particular cases for which the procedure takes 26 weeks:

  • Application for a specific fire-safe utilization of a building
  • Application for a building in which an enterprise is going to start with production processes that are harmful for the environment
  • Application for a building that does not fit into the zoning scheme
  • Application for a building permit concerning a renovation of a cultural heritage building

Time and cost: 98 days, EUR 72,358

Notify Municipality if there is a heating installation

Agency: Municipality

The notification is pursuant to the municipal heating regulations (Verordening Stookinstallaties). The regulations establish technical and environmental rules with which the installation should comply.

Time and cost: 0.5 days, no charge

Notify building inspector two days before construction work begins

Agency: Building Inspection Department

For each of the following activities, an independent notification is required:

  • The start of construction work, including excavations
  • The start of foundation activities
  • The start of soil consolidation activities

Furthermore, the building inspection office should be notified at least one day before the start of concrete pouring. This inspection can be carried out on site.

Time and cost: 0.5 days, no charge

Request and receive inspection at foundation stage

Agency: Building Inspection Department

There are one or two inspections at the foundation stage.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request and receive inspection at roof stage

Agency: Building Inspection Department

There are one or two inspections at the roofing stage.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Notify building inspector upon completion of work

Agency: Building Inspection Department

If a permit is required for the use the building, the building inspector must be notified when part of the construction has been completed, such as when the connection to the sewer system has been made, or when all the work has been completed. Notification must be given upon completion of construction work in order to be granted a permit to use the property. If inspections show that the building has not been constructed in accordance with the building permit, an occupancy permit cannot be issued.

Time and cost: 0.5 days, no charge

Notify Fire Department upon completion of work

Agency: Fire Department

BuildCo must notify the Fire Department about the completion of construction works in order to receive the final inspection.

Time and cost: 0.5 days, no charge

Receive final inspection

Agency: Municipality

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Request water and sewage connection

Agency: Vitens N.V.

In order to request a new water and sewage connection, an account needs to be set up on www..mijnaansluiting.nl, with the following information:

  • Address details and contact details
  • Required connection and the required capacity of the connections.
  • A map of the building showing the location of the meter (s). On the map, enter the distances in meters or the scale of the map.
  • The week in which customer prefer to have the work carried out. The network operator determines the final schedule. This depends, among other things, on the type of work and the necessary preparations.

Time and cost: 6 days, no charge

Receive inspection for water and sewage connection

Agency: Vitens N.V.

Time and cost: 1 day, no charge

Obtain water and sewage connection

Agency: Vitens N.V.

Time and cost: 21 days, EUR 370