Do I need a housing permit in Utrecht?

You will need to apply for a housing permit in Utrecht if the basic rent price of your residence is less than € 720,42
We can assist you in the application for this permit.


There are some income restrictions for this permit, a quick summary:

For all residences with a basic rent lower than €651,03, your (collective) annual gross income should be below € 38.035
For all residences with a basic rent price between €651,03 and € 720,42 your (collective) annual gross income should be below € 48.035

If your (collective) annual gross income is exceeding € 48.035 you can only rent a residence with a basic rent higher than 720,42.



If you don’t have this permit when living in Utrecht, you are risking a fine of the municipality. We can assist you in applying for this permit, feel free to contact us!

The municipality of Utrecht charges a one-time fee of approximately €30 for requesting the permit. (This fee is not included in your all-in rent of your residence).

In Utrecht this permit is explicitly needed because the demand for housing is much higher than the offer. This is how the municipality prevents housing fraud. Read more

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