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Brussels parking wardens will no longer give tickets to foreign-registered cars

10:18 07/06/2024

With the exception of France and the Netherlands, foreign-registered cars in Brussels will no longer be personally ticketed in the majority of Brussels municipalities due to the complexity of the administrative procedures, according to

However, foreign cars will still be ticketed automatically by the agency's scan-cars which tour the streets automatically reading number plates.

The parking agency confirmed the news to Bruzz, saying that having individual employees administer fines for foreign cars takes too much time and is too complex.

“It’s very difficult for the Belgian authorities to prosecute the offender and recover the amounts owed,” a spokesperson told Bruzz.

“But there will still be checks by scanning vehicles. Employees check 700 cars a day, a scanning car checks 10,000 cars a day.”

Belgium has bilateral agreements with France and the Netherlands, making it easier to collect fines for cars registered there.

While employees will no longer perform the burdensome administrative tasks associated with ticketing foreign-registered cars, the scan cars do not distinguish between domestic and foreign vehicles and the check therefore does not take up any extra time. is a regional agency that carries out checks in 12 municipalities (Anderlecht, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Evere, Forest, Ganshoren, Ixelles, Jette, Koekelberg, Molenbeek, Saint-Gilles, Schaerbeek and Watermael-Boitsfort).


Written by Helen Lyons