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Land extraction permit and notification

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Tohmajärvi
  • Public service

A permit is required for extracting soil material (stone, gravel, sand, clay and earth) and for transporting the material from the place of extraction. Provisions on the extraction of soil material are contained in the Land Extraction Act. The party extracting the soil material must ensure that the extraction does not disfigure the landscape or cause any serious environmental damage. The permit ho ...

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.

It is advisable to submit the application for the land extraction permit in good time, and with as complete an appendix as possible, to the municipal environmental protection authority. The environmental protection authority notifies the application with a public notice and requests the necessary statements on the application. After hearing the applicant about the statements and reminders, the Environment Board issues a decision on the matter. The permit decision can be appealed to the Administrative Court of Eastern Finland.

Application forms can be obtained from the Technical Office.

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.

Period of validity

A land extraction permit is granted for a fixed period, usually for a maximum of ten years.

Background information

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.

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Text edited by: Tohmajärvi municipality
Updated: 29/12/2022