An operator whose activities may cause particularly disturbing noise or vibration must submit a written notification of its activities to the municipal environmental protection authority. An environmental notification is required for large public events and construction projects. If the activities cover more than one municipality, the environmental notification must be submitted to the ELY Centre.
A notification is not required for activities for which an environmental permit has been applied.
Private persons are not required to submit environmental notifications for activities connected with their own daily life.
If a trader has established their business in another country within the European Economic Area and intends to provide their services temporarily in Finland, the trader is subject to the same obligations as all other traders established in Finland.
The noise and vibration notification must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the start of operations. The municipality will consider the notification and issue the necessary orders, which you must comply with.
You can report numerous events with a single noise and vibration notification.
A fee is charged for the service.
The notification must be submitted no later than 30 days before the event. Environmental protection regulations may, in special cases, allow a shorter period of time.
The notification will be processed within 30 days from receiving the notification or, if it is defective, from the date the applicant has provided the documents and reports required to resolve the matter.
Period of validity
The decision on the notification is valid for the period specified in the decision.
Service background and legislation
Every actor whose operations cause especially disruptive noise or vibration must submit an advance notification to the municipal environmental authority. Especially disruptive noise and vibrations may be caused by construction, outdoor concerts, auto sport competitions, mining, rock crushing and pile-driving. A noise and vibration notification is required e.g.for large public events and construction projects.
The party causing the disruption must also provide advance notification of the noise or vibration to everyone in the affected area including residents, day care centres, schools and care facilities etc.
If the operations, which result in noise or vibration, cause disruptions in more than one municipality, a noise and vibration notification must be submitted to the ELY Centre.