Permit to lay cables and pipelines
If you want to lay cables and pipelines (including appurtenances) in public land within a Dutch municipality, you will need a permit. You can obtain this permit from your local municipal authority. With your permit application, you must enclose land registry details and details about the pipelines or cables.
Laying cables and pipelines in a provincial road or waterway
If you want to lay cables and pipelines in or under a provincial road or waterway, you may need dispensation or a permit from the provincial authorities. For more information, please contact your provincial authorities.
Duty to report changes
Are any changes made in or to a pipeline, such as leakage, damage or transport changes? In that case, you must report these changes to the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport or ILT). Any unusual incidents that urgently need to be attended, must immediately be reported by telephone.
Compensation for rerouting
Do you suffer damage because of cables and pipes being rerouted by the government? You may be entitled to compensation as a cable and pipe manager. This refers to rerouting because of changes in the infrastructure in the management area of the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Online application procedure via Message Box
You can apply for a permit or dispensation to the municipal authorities also via Message Box. Message Box is a secure e-mail system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.