Food, drink and lodging

Last updated:2015-03-11

Here you find information regarding permits for hotels and restaurants.

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

  • Catering 

    In order to conduct a catering business for private parties, a number of different permits, or notifications, might be required.

  • Flavouring of schnapps 

    Notification of flavouring of schnapps for serving in your own restaurant business.

  • Food businesses 

    Every food business facility must be registered or approved as a food establishment.

  • Hotel and guesthouse operations 

    If you wish to operate a hotel or guesthouse for at least nine guests, or have at least five guest rooms, you need to obtain a permit from the police.

  • Licence for wholesale trade in alcohol (application) 

    A person wanting to conduct wholesale trade in alcoholic beverages must be approved as a warehouseman or registered as a consignee.

  • Medium-strong beer 

    The registration with the municipality of the sale or serving of medium-strong beer.

  • Table license 

    The serving of alcoholic beverages to the public or private parties for payment.

  • Tastings of alcoholic beverages 

    If you want to organise tastings of alcoholic beverages for the public, a number of different permits or notifications may be required.

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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