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Are you unwilling or unable to file an objection online?

You can file your objection by letter. Send your letter of objection to:
Gemeente Leeuwarden
Postbus 21000
8900 JA Leeuwarden

What must your letter of objection contain?

  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  • The date.
  • The decision you are objecting to.
  • The reference of the decision you are objecting to.
  • The reason for the objection.
  • If someone else files an objection on your behalf, you will need to enclose a written authorisation that you have signed.

When will a decision follow?

You will receive a letter within 12 weeks. This is counted from the day on which the time for filing the objection expired. This can be extended once for 6 weeks.

Not in agreement with the decision?

In that case, you can file an Appeal within six weeks. The letter explains how and where you can lodge your appeal. A charge will be made for this.

You can decide to postpone or cancel your appeal

Do you want prevent the local authority from implementing a decision you have objected to? In that case you can apply for an interim injunction from the court’s preliminary relief judge. This is only possible in urgent cases and a charge is made. It is up to the judge to decide whether the decision will be postponed or stopped.


  • There is no charge for filing an appeal or its processing.
  • A court registry fee is payable for submitting an application for an injunctive relief.

Laws and regulations

The following laws can be found on the website Overheid.nl (national):

  • Participation Act
  • Social Support Act
  • Youth Act
  • General Administrative Law Act