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Laws and regulations

When you build a building you need to follow the building code. The building code in Sweden contains mandatory provisions and general recommendations. Boverket publishes the Swedish building code.

How Sweden is governed

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Sweden has three levels of government: national, regional and local. On entering the EU, Sweden acquired a further level of government: the European level.

Swedish regulations for building works

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When you build a building you need to follow the building code. The building code in Sweden contains mandatory provisions and general recommendations.

Planning process

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Physical planning is a matter of deciding how land and water areas are to be used. In Sweden, the municipalities have the main responsibility for planning.

Permits and notifications

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Construction, demolition or site improvement may require a permit or registration. A registration or permit application is made with the local building committee in the municipality where the measure is to be carried out.

Building process

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In the construction process, a number of steps shall be carried out and a number of decisions made before you may implement a measure for which you applied for a permit or submitted a registration.

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