Getting an exemption

On Car-free Sunday, motor vehicles are not allowed to drive anywhere within Brussels-Capital Region between 09.30 and 19.00.

However, there are a few exceptional cases where people may need to use a car on this day. So they can make an application to their municipality to get an exemption. This exemption may be granted after the case has been assessed, as the municipality retains the right to accept or refuse any application, depending on the case presented to it. The examples mentioned below should not in any way be considered cases that guarantee you will be granted an exemption. Here are some examples:

  • Journey to/from the airport: an exemption may be granted to drive to the airport, in order to drop off or pick up someone who cannot use public transport; a copy of the plane ticket or proof of the booking reservation must be carried.
  • A home move or the transport of bulky/fragile items: as the date of Car-free Sunday is known to everyone, we ask that you make your own arrangements in advance and plan your move on another day or either before or after the scheduled times of Car-free Sunday (before 09.30 or after 19.00). If you simply cannot organise your home move on another day or at another time (please provide proof that your booking of equipment/vehicles cannot be cancelled), you may apply for an exemption.
  • Participation in a secondhand market or a market: as with the transport of items, it is also recommended that your travel should take place outside the times when car travel is not allowed. If that is impossible, you may apply for an exemption to the municipality.
  • Professional work where you are likely to be called on in an emergency, e.g. state security, national defence, or a duty doctor.

In some exceptional cases, car travel is permitted without an exemption:

  • People with disabilities can travel by car as long as they have their card with them on their trip. They can also be transported by a third party, if the person with a disability is riding in the same car.
  • Pregnant women are allowed to travel by car and do not need an exemption to go the hospital or the maternity ward for childbirth. An exemption may also be applied for at the municipality, if the pregnant woman is unable to travel in any form of transport other than a car for medical reasons (on presentation of a medical certificate).
  • Travel for an emergency or medical reason bypresenting a medical certificate.

If you are a resident of Brussels, you should address your application for an exemption to your municipality’s administration.

If you are not a resident of Brussels, you should address your application for an exemption to the municipality to which you want to travel.


Mayor’s Office

Ms Ingrid VENIER
12, Rue Emile Idiers - 4th floor - office 425
1160 Auderghem
T. 02 676.48.33

Written applications should be made on or after 28 August.


Administration communale (Municipal Administration)

33, avenue du Roi Albert
1082 Berchem-Sainte-Agathe
T. 02 464 04 11

Applications should be made in writing to the Mayor or in person at the municipal secretariat.


Applications should be addressed as follows:


Via the online form only: from 7 August 2023 and until 8 September 2023 (deadline 13.00): 

You will be notified by email once your application has been processed.
All exemption passes can be collected at the following address:

Brucity, Centre administratif de la Ville de Bruxelles, 4 de la rue des Halles, 1000 Brussels (at the reception).


For companies established on the territory of the City of Brussels:
via the online form only: from 24 July 2023 and until 8 September 2023 (deadline 13.00):
Please note: all exemption passes should be collected (Brucity Centre administratif) in person until 15 September 2023 at 13.00.


Applications via IRISbox
There is no local office on site.

Collecting exemption passes (by appointment only)
Centre technique (Technical Centre) 
112, chaussée de Bruxelles
1190 Forest


Service Mobilité (Mobility Department) - Administration communale (Municipal Administration)
140, avenue Charles-Quint
1083 Ganshoren

Written applications.
All exemption passes will be sent by post, unless applicants say they would like to collect their pass in person from the Town Hall.


Service de la population (Population Department) 
172, chaussée d’Ixelles
1050 Ixelles
T. 02 515 66 01
F. 02 515 66 60 

Applications can only be made using the form provided, available online, and for collection in person.
Exemption passes must be collected in person.

Forms and information available at


Marie-Hélène Yannakas
100, Chaussée de Wemmel
1090 Jette
T. 02 423 12 82 

Applications can only be made using the form provided, available online and for collection in person.
Exemption passes must be collected in person.
Forms and information available at 


Service Mobilité (Mobility Department)

63-65, rue de l'Intendant
1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
T. 02 412 37 46 

Please note! 

Starting date for submitting applications: Monday 21 August 2023
Last date for submitting applications: Tuesday 12 September 2023

Applications should be made by email to using the form available on the municipality’s website. Exemption passes may be collected in person from the Signalisation service counter, rue de l’Intendant 63-65, from 11 to 15 September between 14.00 and 16.00. The applicant or the holder of a proxy signed by the applicant will be required to produce their identity card, in order to receive the exemption pass.

Exemptions may also be applied for via IRISbox before 21 August 2023.


Service Mobilité (Mobility Department)

Rue Royale 284
1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

T. 02 220 27 38 

Written applications, submitted via email or in person from 08.30 to 13.00 every working day – apart from Monday.


Applications must be made:

  • Via the personal space on the site from 15 August 2023 and until 13 September 2023 inclusive.
  • Or at the town hall, office 2.29,from 6 September 2023 and until 13 September 2023 inclusive, between 09.00 and 12.30.

Applications made after 13 September 2023 will not be handled.

Exemption passes should be collected from the town hall, entrance PMR, between 09.00 and 15.45, from Monday to Friday, until Thursday 14 September 2023 inclusive.


Centre administratif d’Uccle (Uccle Administrative Centre)
Service Mobilité (Mobility Department)

Rue de Stalle, 77
1180 Uccle

T. 02 605 18 95 – 02 605 18 96 

Application only via the provided form, available online.
Forms and information available on from 14 August 2023.

Exemption pass to be collected in person from the municipality.


Road Study and GIS Division

Chaussée de Stockel 80
1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

T. 02 774 35 27
F. 02 774 36 27

For companies

Applications must be submitted in one batch and should be made exclusively via the Excel form, which will be provided on simple request by email to the address Files must be returned to the same email address by Friday 8 September 2023 at the latest.

For individuals

Application forms will be available from Monday August 21, 2023

  • On the municipality’s website:
  • At the reception desk of the municipality, avenue Paul Hymans 2.
  • At the division desk of Road Study and GIS (Wolu Techni-Cité, chaussée de Stockel 80, in August from 07.30 to 14.30 and in September from 08.30 to 12.00 and from 13.30 to 16.30).

Complete applications (forms and supporting documents) must reach us before 16.30, Wednesday 13 September 2023:

  • By email to the address:
  • By post: Municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Road Study and GIS Division, avenue Paul Hymans 2, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.
  • Or directly at the division desk of Road Study and GIS, Wolu Techni-Cité, chaussée de Stockel 80 at the times indicated above.

Exemption passes will be directly and only issued at the division desk of Road Study and GIS (Wolu Techni-Cité).


‘Cartes de stationnement’ (Parking Passes) service counter
Administration communale (Municipal Administration)

93, avenue Charles Thielemans
1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
T. 02 773 07 49 

Applications must be made either on site or via IRISbox.
Exemption passes will only be issued at the ‘Parking Cards’ desk.