Permit in accordance with the Water Traffic Act
- Permit or other obligation
- Public service
A permit from the municipal environmental authority is usually required for a competition or practising carried out with motorboats or other motorised watercraft. If the event covers several municipalities, the permit application will be processed by the ELY centre. A permit is required if the event is organised repeatedly or regularly. A permit must also be applied for an individual event if it c ...
Do the following
Attach a map of the area covered by the activity, written permission from the partners in a jointly owned water area, an account of the safety factors and a plan for tidying up the area or other repairs after the event to the permit application.
The application is submitted to the environmental protection authority.
Before submitting an application, you should contact the environmental protection authority to discuss the matter beforehand and consider the place's suitability for the activity.
To whom and on what terms
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.
You must apply for a permit from the municipal environmental authority for a competition or practising carried out with motorboats or other motorised watercraft. If the event covers several municipalities, the permit application will be processed by the ELY centre. You must apply for a permit if the event is recurring or will be organised regularly. A permit must also be applied for an individual event if it can be expected to cause considerable disruption to nature, the environment, residents, public recreational use of the area and fishing.
A permit as provided in the Act on Waterborne Traffic is not required if the area already has an environmental permit or if the local plan specifies that this sort of activity is the primary purpose of the area.