Individuals and companies planning to carry out works near a Luxembourg state road must first apply for a road-building permit. This permit is required prior to carrying out any works, construction and development alongside a public road.
Applications for road-building permits must be filed with the competent Regional Department of the National Roads Administration (Administration des ponts et chaussées).
Any natural or legal person planning to carry out works, construction or development that encroaches on a Luxembourg state road.
Luxembourg state roads include:
An application may be submitted for more than one works project.
Certain specialised intermediaries (engineering consulting firms, architects, etc.) can provide assistance with regard to the formalities to be completed with the administrations.
A road-building permit is required:
Works other than those stipulated by law may be carried out only at a distance of:
The following development works do not require a road-building permit:
In the case of developments or structures within the stipulated limits, 2 types of road-building permit are possible:
Businesses planning to carry out infrastructure works along public roads – especially works involving telecommunication, and gas-, electricity- and water-distribution networks – can consult the National Road Works Register before submitting their application for a road-building permit.
Businesses can consult this register to:
For some projects that require a ministerial road-building permit, an application for an "in-principle" road-building permit may be submitted in advance.
This type of permit applies to:
The "in-principle" road-building permit covers the main features of a given project such, as the alignment of buildings, or the type, number, width and slope of access routes. It is not a permit to build, but instead paves the way for more in-depth and refined studies, especially when several permits are required.
At this stage in the procedure, more detailed information, such as traffic or geotechnical studies, etc., may be requested.
The "in-principle" permit is valid for 2 years. However, a final road-building permit is required before work may start.
The person concerned must submit their application:
The person submitting the form needs to have:
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Two scenarios are possible:
The person filing the application is a new user on MyGuichet.lu and therefore does not yet have a private eSpace:
Creating an eSpace is a 2-step process that involves:
The person filing the application is already a MyGuichet.lu user and already has a private eSpace: they will need to create a new business eSpace.
The applicant will need to specify:
Once the application has been sent, applicants will receive an email notification and a message in the 'My messages' section of their MyGuichet.lu private or business eSpace.
Persons seeking this type of permit may send their applications by post, after having completed, dated and signed the required form (available under 'Online services / Forms'):
The supporting documents that must be attached to the application depend on the works that the application is being submitted for, and are listed on the application form.
However, all application must include at least:
As soon as the application is received, an acknowledgement of receipt indicating the number allocated to the application file and the name of the person in charge of the application file is sent to the applicant:
Where applicable, amendments requested by the National Roads Administration must be made to the project.
A 3-month examination period should be expected.
Applications for direct road-building permits are normally processed within one week.
Road-building permits for permanent development works are valid for 2 years. The beneficiary of the permit must have commenced and terminated the authorised development and building works within this time limit.
A road-building permit may be extended only once. The extension application must be filed within 3 months of the expiry of the validity period shown on the road-building permit.
The road-building permit does not release the applicant from having to obtain any other permits that may be required, in particular when purchasing land or a building: