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Requesting an individual exemption

Individual exemptions from the restrictions on the regular opening times of drinking establishments may be granted on request. Such permits are subject to a fee, which is due for each day on which the opening times are extended.

Late-night opening dates in 2019

To simplify the organisation of late-night opening hours on certain recurring annual dates, the college of aldermen has decided that the opening times of drinking establishments may be extended until 3:00 during the following events or festivities:

  • 2 and 3 March (Carnival weekend)
  • 30 April (Eve of Labour Day)
  • 1 June (Marathon)
  • 22 June (Eve of National Day)
  • 31 August (Eve of Fouersonndeg)
  • 31 October (Halloween – Eve of 1 November)
  • 31 December (New Year's Eve)

For certain neighbourhoods:

Late-night opening on these annually recurring set dates does not incur any taxes and does not require any prior permit applications.

Permits for special late-night opening hours

Aside from the set dates for late-night opening hours, special authorisation can be requested to extend an establishment's opening times. These applications are handled by the Bierger-Center and the Secrétariat général (General Secretariat) of the City of Luxembourg.

They may be submitted by:

  • taking the completed form to the Bierger-Center in person (Monday–Friday, 8:00–17:00); or
  • faxing the completed form to: +352 47 36 53; or
  • sending an email to Secrétariat général of the City of Luxembourg (

The Secrétariat général informs the applicant about whether their request has been approved or rejected. If it has been approved, they may go to the Bierger-Center to pay the appropriate tax and pick up the permit. 


Applications for permits for late-night opening hours should be submitted:

  • at least five working days before the planned date for the one-off late-night opening event,
  • two months before the date of the first late-night opening requested in the case of applications for recurring late-night opening events.

the department

Contact details

42, place Guillaume II
2090 Luxembourg

Opening hours


8:00–12:00 and 13:30–18:00

Monday-Friday (during school vacations)

8:00–12:00 and 13:30–17:00