Gambling and events

The following permits may be relevant for certain events or gatherings.

Permits marked with a form icon are included in the European services directive. You may apply for these permits electronically through this website.

Last updated:2015-03-11

  • Amusement games 

    Permit from the Swedish Gambling Authority to set up amusement games.

  • Approval for films (application) 

    If you intended to show a film publicly, and children under the age of 15 might be able to see the film, it must first be reviewed by the Swedish Media...

  • Circus 

    Notification concerning inspection of a circus.

  • Fireworks 

    Permit to use fireworks.

  • Gambling (gaming) machines 

    Setting up gambling machines.

  • Martial arts events 

    Application for permission to hold competition, training or exhibition matches in the martial arts.

  • Public functions 

    Public gatherings and public functions may not be arranged in public places without a permit from the Police authority.

  • Public gatherings 

    For a gathering to be deemed a public gathering it must have been organised for the public or the public must have access to it.

  • Public lottery (application) 

    If you wish to organise a public lottery, you must hold a permit to do so.

  • Use of a public place 

    A public place is a road, street, footpath, park or similar which is open and accessible to the general public.

Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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Companies in other EU/EEA countries

In general you will need the same permit whether you want to permanently establish your business or engage in temporary activities in Sweden. This includes notifications and registrations.

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