Who needs a Permit?

As an entrepreneur, you are free to start and develop your own business in Sweden by following the rules and regulations. However, in order to run a business in some specific fields you may need to provide special Permit(s) from related authorities.  

 

Note: Always check for the latest changes in original resources before making any assumptions about requiring a permit to run your own business in Sweden or not. We try to keep this page up to date but rules may change and our content may be outdated.

 

Here is a short list of activities which you need to provide a permit before you engage in:

 

 

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    • Drainage expert
    • Fish auctions
    • Fish farms
    • Fishing licence for commercial fishing at sea
    • Insemination activities
    • Manure pit
    • Slaughter of farmed game
    • Slaughter of poultry
  • Animals and plants
    • Animal experiment activities
    • Animal husbandry
    • Circus
    • Exemption for trade in wild animal and plants
    • Laboratory animals
    • Protected live animals, trade
    • Taxidermy
    • Temporary exhibition of animals
    • Wild animals in zoos
    • Zoo facility 
  • Buildings, properties and facilities
    • Building permit
    • Chimney-sweeping
    • Demolition permits
    • Heat pump
    • Microwave drying 
    • Sewer 
  • Business registration and tax
    • Branches
    • Cash registers (notification)
    • Economic association/co-operative
    • Freedom from bankruptcy certificate
    • F-tax and VAT registration
    • Limited company
    • Sole trader
    • Trading partnerships
  • Data protection
    • Aerial photography
    • Collection and storage of personal data
    • Credit rating agencies
    • Geo-data 
    • Hydrographic survey
    • Nautical charts
  • Energy and extraction
    • Constructing natural gas pipelines
    • Electric power transmission lines
    • Mining
    • Mining activities
    • Nuclear activities
    • Peat harvesting
    • Pipelines
  • Environment and waste
    • Animal by-products
    • Approval of a biocide product 
    • Car breakers 
    • Chemical products
    • Dumping of waste at sea
    • Environmental hazardous activities of Type C
    • Ionising radiation
    • Produce a plant protection product
    • Waste - Transport
  • Finance, insurance and economy
    • Authorisation for insurance mediation
    • Authorisation to conduct bank or financing activities
    • Authorisation to operate an insurance business
    • Certificate issuers for financial plans
    • Debt collection activities
    • Investment business
    • Pawnshops 
    • Public accountant
    • Registered public accounting firm
  • Fire, arms and security
    • Alarm installation
    • Fire protection
    • Flammable goods
    • Import of weapons
    • Possession of explosive goods
    • Security firms
    • Steward
    • Trade in weapons
    • Transfer of explosive goods
  • Food, drink and lodging
    • Catering
    • Flavouring of schnapps
    • Food establishment
    • Hotel and boarding house activities
    • Licence for wholesale trade in alcohol
    • Medium-strong beer
    • Table license
    • Tastings of alcoholic beverages
  • Gambling and events
    • Amusement games
    • Approval for films
    • Circus
    • Fireworks
    • Gambling (gaming) machines
    • Martial arts events
    • Public functions
    • Public gatherings
    • Public lottery
    • Use of a public place
  • Health and safety
    • Hygienic piercing treatment
    • Lasers
    • Products harmful to health
    • Sunbeds
    • Swimming pool facilities
  • Healthcare and medicines
    • Circumcision of boys
    • Licence to manufacture pharmaceuticals professionally
    • Narcotics
    • Non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicines
    • Permission to carry on wholesale trade in pharmaceuticals
    • Permit to operate a pharmacy
    • Permit to provide personal assistance services
  • Inspection and certification
    • Cash register certification
    • Cisterns and pipelines for inflammable liquids
    • Food and nutrition laboratories
    • Hallmarking of precious metals
    • Inspection of assembly tents
    • Inspection of funfair facilities
    • Inspection of nuclear facilities
  • Law
    • All activities
  • Manufacturing and product safety
    • Control of microbiological criteria in food
    • Genetically modified organisms
    • Manufacture and destruction of explosive goods
    • Manufacture and import chemical products in Sweden
    • PCB products
    • Registration with the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency as a producer of electronic equipment and/or batteries
    • Wine producer
  • Media and communication
    • Music licence from SAMI to play music in public premises
    • Post (mail)
    • Radio broadcasting
    • Telephony services
    • TV broadcast
  • Retail and warehouse
    • Bonded warehouse
    • Itinerant street trading
    • Locksmith tools
    • Ship chandlers
    • Temporary warehousing facility
    • Tobacco products
    • Used goods
  • School and education
    • Driver training
    • Driving schools
    • Licence to start an independent school, preschool class or after-school recreation centre
    • Permit to to conduct introduction training for private driving training, class B
    • Preschools and after-school recreation centres
  • Traffic, transport and tourism
    • Authorisation as a road transport manager
    • Car hire (rental)
    • Certificate to work as a flight technician
    • Licence to operate air transport services for profit 
    • Transport of dangerous goods
    • Travel agents, tour operators

 

 

 

 


(Extracted from multiple websites. Last updated on 2018-05-08)

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