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Permit to demolish a building

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Tampere
  • Public service

A demolition of a building or a part thereof in an area covered by a detailed plan requires a demolition permit. The permit is applied from the municipal building supervisory authority. Also, a demolition permit is required for areas not covered by a detailed plan, or if there is a building prohibition in the area, or if the master plan so requires.

Even if the demolition would not require a permit, a demolition notification must be submitted to the building supervisory authority in writing 30 days before the demolition work begins.

Do the following

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.

To whom and on what terms

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.

A fee is charged for the service.

Background information

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.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Tampere
Responsible for the serviceCity of Tampere
Area Tampere
Available languageFinnish
Text edited by: City of Tampere
Updated: 14/4/2022