Sweden has three levels of government: national, regional and local. On entering the EU, Sweden acquired a further level of government: the European level.
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.
When you build a building you need to follow the building code. The building code in Sweden contains mandatory provisions and general recommendations.
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.
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.
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.