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Any development or construction work on the public waterway system requires prior authorisation in the form of an occupation permit. That prior authorisation is issued by the Department of Navigation (Service de navigation), and determines the conditions for the installation, development and operation of buildings and facilities.
The following information applies to any person intending to carry out or transform any development or construction work on the public waterway system.
Any building and facilities to be erected or any works to be carried out on the public waterway system is subject to authorisation.
The installation can only become operational after a site visit and approval of the installation or structure by the Department of Navigation.
The permit application must be sent to the Department of Navigation no later than 60 days before the intended date of occupation.
The permit application is to be sent in triplicate to the Department of Navigation.
The application must state:
It must be accompanied by:
The application or a modification must be sent, with proof of payment of the tax, to the Department of Navigation:
The amount of the tax is determined as follows:
The tax must be paid by bank transfer to the account: IBAN LU76 1111 0007 7596 0000, Administration de l'Enregistrement, des Domaines et de la TVA, Bureau Diekirch Domaines, including the following mandatory information: Department of Navigation, Applicant's name, Permit filing/modification fee, Year.
Any occupation is also subject to an annual land use charge. The annual land use charge is calculated on the basis of the nature of the authorised installation, the length of the river bank allotted for it and the nature of the planned activity (activity connected or unconnected to the waterway, commercial or non-profit activity).
Unless a specific exception is stated, an occupation permit is valid for 5 years.
The permit expires on its stated expiry date or when it is discovered that the installation has been abandoned or that the rights granted under the permit are no longer being exercised.
The permit lapses if the installations, buildings, works or authorised activities were not begun, completed or brought in to operation within the time period set in the authorisation.
A one-off charge must be paid upon application for an extension of an existing permit for occupation of the public waterway system.
Demande en obtention d'une autorisation d'occupation du domaine public fluvial