If the Department Justis revokes a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Department Justis Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the security company can still make an appeal to the District Court. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the organization is not aproper entity. The Department Justis Licensing Committee may also attach certain conditions on a security company licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

The Department Justis has powers to revoke a security company licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a security company licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to company licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a company licence, the Department Justis must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘proper entity‘.