You wish to organise an event within a Brussels commune, in a place accessible to the public such as a catering or hotel venue, a reception hall or in a public area? Shows, concerts, flea markets, film sets or awareness raising activities… these temporary occupations require a prior authorisation from the commune. If the event is taking place in a regional parc, you will also need an authorisation from Bruxelles Environnement.
Organising an event in a public area or in places accessible to the public require a prior authorisation from the municipal college («Collège communal ») and/or from the Mayor, after a feasibility analysis by the relevant services and the police. As an organiser, you will need to make your request through the commune’s specific form. If you are planning a large event or one which involves heavy infrastructure, you will also have to comply with a number of obligations : provide a security service, respect the cleanliness of the location, implement security measures and ensure the tranquillity of residents. The fees applicable to events vary according to type of public space occupation.
Documents you will need to provide
The required documents depend on the type of event and are defined by each commune at the start of the procedure.
You will need to provide:
- The commune’s specific request form
If needed :
- authorisation from the police services
- technical implementation plan
- agreement from Bruxelles Mobilité (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- agreement from Service d'Incendie et d'Aide Médicale Urgente (SIAMU, firefighting and emergency medical assistance service)
For an event in a catering or event venue (Horeca):
- certificate of conformity of the hospitality venue (certificat d’ouverture d’un établissement Horeca).
Most of the municipal procedures can be found in IRISbox.
Links, forms en documents
There are 19 municipalities in the Brussels-Capital Region. You will find the contact details of these municipalities on this page:
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