Application for the year-of-construction certificate for a dwelling

A certificate attesting to the year a dwelling was built serves as proof of the exact date of construction of the dwelling.

This certificate is used when applying for housing aid and allowances.

To be accepted by the administrations, the certificate needs to be no older than 3 months.

Who is concerned

Each person applying for housing aid or allowances is required to present a certificate attesting to the year of construction of their housing.

Costs

The issue of the certificate is subject to the payment of a tax. This chancellery tax must be paid to the communal administration.

How to proceed

Submitting the application

An application for a year-of-construction certificate for a dwelling has to be submitted to the competent authority—the technical department of the population office (bureau de la population)—of the communal administration of the place of residence or the commune in which the property is located:

  • either in person; or
  • by post.

For dwellings in Luxembourg City, the certificate is freely available to interested parties upon simple oral request to the Urban Planning Department – Construction permits (Service urbanisme – Autorisations de bâtir).

With postal applications, the applicant must provide:

  • their name and contact details;
  • the details of the building's location:
    • the number of the parcel of land;
    • or the address within the commune (postcode, city, street and number, floor in the case of an apartment building);
  • the full address to which the document is to be sent.

Validity period

To be accepted by the administrations, the certificate needs to be no older than 3 months.

Who to contact

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