Fire, arms and security

Last 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.

  • Steward 

    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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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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