Land extraction permit and notification
- Permit or other obligation
- Public service
You need a permit for extracting land resources (stone, gravel, sand, clay and earth) and for transporting the material from the place of extraction. The amount of soil extracted annually must then be reported through the electronic service.
Domestic use does not require a permit for extracting soil, but over 500m3 extraction must be reported, in writing, to the environmental protection authori ...
Do the following
Apply for a permit under the Land Extraction Act for the extraction of land materials for removal transport, on-site storage and processing. Apply for a permit in writing from the municipal environmental protection authority.
Attach an extraction plan to your permit application, which contains details on the extraction of land materials and the management of the environment.
You can apply for a land extraction permit through the electronic Lupapiste.fi service. Banking codes are required for logging in. The application with an extraction plan must be submitted in two (2) paper copies. If the activity includes rock excavation and crushing, it also requires an environmental permit, which must be applied for at the same time as the land extraction permit as a joint permit.
To whom and on what terms
If a trader has established their business in another country within the European Economic Area and intends to provide their services temporarily in Finland, the trader is subject to the same obligations as all other traders established in Finland.
You need a permit for extracting land resources (stone, gravel, sand, clay and earth) and for transporting the material from the place of extraction.
The processing time is one (1) year after all documents have been submitted to the city.
Period of validityA land extraction permit is granted for a fixed period, usually for a maximum of ten years.
The period of validity is announced when the permit is accepted.
A permit in accordance with the Land Extraction Act is required for the extraction of land materials, i.e. rock, gravel, sand, clay and soil for removal transport, on-site storage or processing.
If the extraction of land material in the same operating area involves simultaneous rock extraction and a stone crushing plant, an environmental permit is usually required in addition to the land materials permit. You can apply for permits with one permit application, in which case the applications are processed together and decided on with one decision.
If other environment-related permits are required for a project in addition to the land materials permit, the applicant may request coordination of the permit procedures from the permit authority, in which case the processing stages of the different permit procedures will be synchronised.
The holder of a land extraction permit shall submit an annual notification of the quantity and nature of the land materials extracted. The notification usually submitted via an electronic notification form.