An object with a monument status is protected by law and must be preserved. You may not demolish a monument unless a demolition permit has been issued by the government.
The owner is responsible for the proper maintenance of his or her monument.
With a restoration permit the owner is allowed to make changes to his monument or have it restored. The restoration permit is issued by the government.
The Monumentenbureau (Monuments Bureau) and the Monumenten-fonds (Monuments Fund) can assist and advise you on all matters concerning monuments.