New municipal Port Police Regulations come into force

Publication date: 
29 Dec 2016

The port and the social context in which it operates are in a constant state of flux. It is therefore essential for the Police Regulations to take account of the changing situation and requirements. In modification 2 of the Port Police Regulation various articles were modified, and various new provisions were added. The new Port Police Regulations come into force on the 1st of January 2017.

In 2014 the Port Instructions were drawn up to supplement the Municipal Police Regulations, to serve as a guide for how the latter should be applied. Some Port Instructions were modified, some new Instructions were added.

Correspondence between the Police Regulations and the Port Instructions is still ensured by having parallel numbering, with corresponding articles sharing the same number.

In addition the Port Instructions include a URL linking to the Harbourmaster’s standard forms that have to be submitted to the Permits desk of the Harbourmaster’s Office:

For further information concerning modification 2 of the Municipal Port Police Regulations, Port Instructions and relevant forms, you can reach us at the central telephone number: +32 229 68 00.

English versions (*) of the texts and hyperlinked forms can be found at our website.


(*) the English text is simply by way of information, the only legally valid version is the Dutch text.