Applying for an environmental permit

If you want to start a business that might entail a nuisance to people or the environment, you’ll need an environmental licence. The type of licence depends on the nature of the potential nuisance.

Environmental licence classes 1, 2 and 3

Do you want to start a business in Antwerp? Then you’ll need to find out whether you need an environmental licence. The conditions for the various types of licence are specified in VLAREM, the Flemish Environmental Licence Regulations.

Depending on the type of nuisance your business causes, you’ll need one of the following licences:

  • Class 1: activity causing most nuisance
  • Class 2: activity causing less nuisance
  • Class 3: activity causing least nuisance

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