Demolition permit and demolition notification

A permit or notification is always required to demolish a building.


Demolition permit and demolition notification

You need a demolition permit in a local detailed plan area or area in which a building ban is in force in order to prepare a local detailed plan. You also need a permit if the master plan so requires.

You must always submit a demolition notification at least.

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No permit is required if it is stated in a valid building permit or another decision issued by the authorities that the building must be demolished. Neither is a permit required for the demolition of an outbuilding or any other minor building, unless the building can be considered to be historically or architecturally important.

If the entrepreneur has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same permits are required as from entrepreneurs established in Finland.


Complete the permit application in the electronic service, and attach the necessary documents to your application. Lupapiste requires identification and registration in the service.

Describe in the permit application, in detail, how the demolition work will be organised and the building waste managed and whether usable components and parts can still be reused. Submit the permit application to the municipal building supervisory authority.

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A fee is charged for the service.

Subject to a fee in accordance with the supervisory control of building rates.

Service background and legislation

In an area covered by a local detailed plan, a building or its part may not be demolished without a permit. The permit is granted by the municipal building supervisory authority. The demolition permit is also required for buildings outside an area covered by a local detailed plan if a building prohibition is in force or if it is so stated in the local master plan.

Even if no permit is required for the demolition, the municipal building supervisory authority must be notified of the demolition 30 days before the start of the work.