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The Planning and Building Act and the Planning and Building Ordinance


The Planning and Building Act, PBL, and the Planning and Building Ordinance, PBF, contains provisions on the planning of land and water areas, and on construction.

The purpose of the provisions is, with regard to the freedom of the individual, to promote societal progress with equal and proper living conditions and a clean and sustainable habitat, for people in today's society and for future generations.

This translation covers the Planning and Building Act (2010:900) including amendments up to SFS 2016:537 and the Planning and Building Ordinance (2011:338) including amendments up to SFS 2016:773.

Important information

The following translation is strictly for informative purposes. The legally binding text is found in the Swedish Code of Statutes ( Please note that both the act and ordinance are often updated.

Under related information you can find a glossary including some expressions from the legislation.

Further information

For further information, please contact Boverket.

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