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Brussels-City and Forest most expensive municipalities to move

13:12 19/08/2019

Locals who want to move into a new building typically contact their local municipal administration to arrange for no-parking signs to be put up. These traffic signs must be reserved and paid for in advance at city hall.

The no-parking signs are placed by municipal workers shortly before the moving date and ensure that moving vehicles can park in front of the building the resident want to move into or out of. Police may fine any driver who parks in front of the building on the dates during which the no-parking signs apply.

An article in La Dernière Heure has now revealed that there’s a huge range in the fees municipalities charge for this service.

At €114 for a strip of 20 metres for one day, Brussels-City is the most expensive, with Forest a close second at €100, and Ixelles closing out the top-three at €99. Forest moreover charges an additional fee of €17 if a moving lift is used during the move.

The municipalities of Saint-Josse, Ganshoren and Molenbeek are the cheapest, with a no-parking traffic sign respectively costing €10, €25 and €40 in those districts.

Photo: Belga / Eric Lalmand

Written by Linda A. Thompson