Fire, arms and securityLast updated:2015-03-11
The following permits may be relevant for the activity that you are planning on starting up.
Permits marked with a form icon are included in the European services directive. You may apply for these permits electronically through this website.
- Alarm installations
If you engage in the business of alarm system installation, you require a permit from the Swedish Police.
- Fire protection
Under the Civil Protection Act, a person who owns a building and a person who runs a business in that building bear the ultimate responsibility for its fire...
- Flammable goods
An application for a permit from the municipality to handle flammable goods.
- Import of weapons
Importing or for any other reason bringing firearms into Sweden requires a special import licence. The licence is issued by the Swedish Police.
- Possession of explosive goods
Application for permits to acquire, store, trade in and transfer explosive goods within Sweden.
- Security firms
A security firm must be authorised by the county administrative board to be able to conduct its activities.
Subject to authorisation as a steward, those not employed as police can be involved in maintaining public order.
- Trade in weapons
A licence to trade in firearms or a licence for a person other than an individual to receive weapons for repairs or servicing is assessed by the Swedish...
- Transfer of explosive goods
About the permit To transfer/move explosive goods from one place to another, you must have a permit. This applies to all explosive goods that are covered by...
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