Planning requirement decision or deviation decision
A building supervisory authority determines whether you need a separate planning requirement decision or a deviation permit before applying for a building permit. When applying for a planning requirement decision or deviation permit, provide an assessment of the main impacts of the construction and the grounds for your application. The application procedure is the same for both. A deviation permit is required for any construction work that is in violation of the valid local detailed plan and for all construction in shore areas not covered by a detailed plan. You might need a planning requirement decision to get a building permit for construction outside a local detailed plan area.
You always need a building permit in addition to a deviation permit and a planning requirement decision. You can apply for a building permit from the building supervision authority.
Use the service
If the entrepreneur has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same permits are required as from entrepreneurs established in Finland.
Ask the building supervision authority whether you need a planning requirement decision or a deviation permit. Apply for deviation decisions and planning requirement decisions concerning construction projects in Lappeenranta online from the urban planning services.
Urban planning services will reserve approximately three months for processing the permit matter.
Period of validity
The deviation decision indicates the time during which you must apply for a building permit corresponding to the deviation decision. The time can be two years at most.
Service background and legislation
In certain situations, applying for a building permit may first require a planning requirement decision or a deviation decision.
The builder must have a valid planning requirement decision if they are applying for a building permit in an area requiring planning. The application for a planning requirement decision must be submitted to an authority designated by the municipality before applying for the building permit.
The municipality will determine whether the site in question is located in an area requiring planning. An area requiring planning is an area that is not covered by the municipality’s local detailed plan but where there may be a need to take measures such as constructing roads, water pipes or sewers.
The planning requirement decision will be in effect for the period stated in the decision (a maximum of two years). An application for the building permit must be submitted during this period.
If the builder wants to deviate from the local detailed plan or other provisions, regulations, prohibitions or restrictions that are in accordance with the Land Use and Building Act or that have been issued under it (such as the building code), they must obtain a deviation decision before being granted the building permit. The municipality may grant the deviation under certain conditions.
There must always be a particular reason for deviations. The deviation may not interfere with other uses of the area, for example, or cause damage to nature.
The deviation decision will be in effect for the period stated in the decision, which is two years at most.