Gambling and events

Last updated:2015-03-11

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.

  • 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 

    You may need a permit to launch fireworks outdoors, indoors and in conjunction with sporting events.

  • Martial arts events 

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

  • Public functions 

    A permit is required in order to hold a public event, such as a market, city festival or fair.

  • Public gatherings 

    A permit is required in order to hold a public gathering, such as a demonstration or a concert.

  • Use of public space 

    A public space is a road, street, pavement, park or similar location that is open to the 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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