BSGW stands for Municipal and Water Board Tax Collaboration Scheme. BSGW is tasked by the municipality of Maastricht with the responsibility of implementing water board and municipal taxes. This collaboration is meant to maximize the social return from cooperation between local authorities in terms of levying and collecting taxes.


Everybody who is registered in the city of Maastricht needs to pay taxes to the BSGW. However it could be that you don’t always receive a letter and invoice about this personally. In that case either your landlord or a housemate received the letter. It is important to realize that you as a tenant have the obligation to pay for this, also if your landlord or housemate ask you for this.

Important BSGW related terms

  • Rioolheffing
  • Afvalstoffenheffing
  • Hondenbelasting
  • Kwijtschelding
  • Sewage tax
  • Waste tax
  • Dog tax
  • Remission

Official helpline

Want to call the official offices yourself?

T: 0031 555 385 385 

(Calling from the Netherlands: (055) 5 385 385)

  • Press 2 (for the English menu.)
  • Press 1 (for benefits | 2 is for other questions.)
  • Keep your BSN number* at hand. You will be put on hold until someone is available to help you.

Monday through Thursday: 8.00 – 20.00 hours.
Friday: 8.00 – 17.00 hours.

*BSN or burgerservicenummer is the Dutch national identification number.