Planning and Building Act (1985)

Act of 14 June 1985 No. 77 the Planning and Building Act

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Planning and Building Act (2008) Act of 27 June 2008 No. 71 relating to Planning and the Processing of Building Applications (the Planning and Building Act) (the Planning part)

With amendments in force 1 April 2005. (The translation does not contain the amendments after 1 April 2005.)

The Planning and Building Act 
Act of 14 June 1985 No. 77, with amendments in force 1 April 2005

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Act of 14 June 1985 No. 77, with amendments in force 1 April 2005

Regulation pursuant to the act:

  • Regulations on Environmental Impact Assessment

Chapter and section headings

CHAPTER I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. Applicability

Section 2. Purpose

Section 3. By-laws

Section 4. Adoption of by-laws

Section 5. Maps and geodata

Section 6. Regulations

Section 7. Dispensation

Section 8. Delegation of the Municipal Council 's authority

CHAPTER II. THE PLANNING AND BUILDING AUTHORITIES

Section 9-1. The planning authorities in the municipality

Section 9-2. The planning administration in the municipality

Section 9-3. Duty of other public bodies to cooperate

Section 9-4. Cooperation between the Public Roads Administration, the county and the municipality on the planning of national and county roads

Section 10-1. The municipality’s functions and duty to cooperate

Section 10-2. (Repealed by the Act of 11 June 1993 No. 85)

Section 10-3. (Repealed by the Act of 5 June 1987 No. 25)

Section 11-1. (Repealed by the Act of 11 June 1993 No. 85)

Section 11-2. (Repealed by the Act of 11 June 1993 No. 85)

Section 12-1. The highest planning authority in the county

Section 12-2. The planning administration in the county

Section 12-3. Duty of other public bodies to cooperate

Section 13. National planning and building authorities

Section 14. Distribution of planning functions and cooperation thereon

Section 15. Relationship to the Public Administration Act, and appeals

CHAPTER III. CONSULTATION, PUBLICATION AND INFORMATION

Section 16-1. Consultation, publication and information

Section 16-2. Requirements relating to environmental impact assessments for plans with significant effects

CHAPTER IV. PLANNING AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Section 17-1. National policy provisions

Section 17-2. Prohibition against building on or partitioning off a property inside a 100-metre-wide belt along the shoreline to the sea

Section 18. A centrally prepared zoning plan and the land-use part of the municipal master plan

CHAPTER V. COUNTY PLANNING

Section 19-1. County planning

Section 19-2. Cooperation between counties on planning

Section 19-3. Organization of county planning work

Section 19-4. Consideration of the county master plan

Section 19-5. Revision

Section 19-6. Effects of the county master plan

CHAPTER VI. MUNICIPAL PLANNING

Section 20-1. Municipal planning

Section 20-2. Organization of municipal planning work

Section 20-3. Inter-municipal planning

Section 20-4. The land-use part of the municipal master plan

Section 20-5. Consideration of the municipal master plan

Section 20-6. Effects of the municipal master plan

Section 21. Realization of property

CHAPTER VII. THE ZONING PLAN

Section 22. Definition

Section 23. Duty to prepare a zoning plan - relationship to master plans

Section 24. Simplified zoning plan

Section 25. Categories of land use

Section 26. Zoning provisions

Section 27-1. Preparation of zoning plans

Section 27-2. Zoning decisions

Section 27-3. Appeal against zoning decisions

Section 28-1. Alteration and cancellation of a zoning plan

Section 28-2. Building development plans

Section 29. Cooperation between municipalities and public agencies concerning zoning

Section 30. Private zoning proposals

Section 31. Effects of a zoning plan

Section 32. Compensation for loss caused by a zoning plan or building development plan

Section 33. Temporary prohibition against division and construction work

CHAPTER VII-A. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

Section 33-1. Scope and purpose

Section 33-2. General provisions

Section 33-3. Relationship to other states

Section 33-4. Costs

Section 33-5. Regulations

Section 33-6. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-7. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-8. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-9. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-10. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-11. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-12. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 33-13. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

CHAPTER VIII. EXPROPRIATION

Section 34. Definition

Section 35. Expropriation for the purpose of implementing a zoning plan or building development plan

Section 36. Expropriation independent of a zoning plan

Section 37. Expropriation for water and sewerage installations etc.

Section 38. The landowner's right to expropriate for purposes of access, sewerage installations and common areas, and for green belts in industrial areas

Section 39. Adjustment of lots

Section 40. Time of the expropriation

Section 41. Preliminary assessment

Section 42. The landowner's right to demand realization of property

Section 43. Extension of the expropriation

Section 44. Compensation in the form of land, temporary dwelling

Section 45. Take-over of property by the State or the county

CHAPTER IX. REFUNDING COSTS OF ROADS, WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE, ETC.

Section 46. Works for which a refund is payable

Section 47. The refund unit

Section 48. Costs that are refundable

Section 49. Areas liable to pay a refund

Section 50. Distribution factors. Valuation. Additional refund

Section 51. Right to realization of property

Section 52. Approval of plans

Section 53. Preliminary calculation of the refund

Section 54. When the project may be started

Section 55. Determination of the refund

Section 56. Due date of payment

Section 57. Refund debtor, legal charge

Section 58. Legal proceedings

CHAPTER X. ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY

Section 59. Ordinary assessment authority

Section 60. Special court of assessment for building matters

Section 61. Costs of a case

CHAPTER XI. DIVISION OF PROPERTY

Section 62. (Not enacted)

Section 63. Division of property

Section 64. (Not enacted)

CHAPTER XII. THE BUILDING LOT

Section 65. Water supply

Section 66. Access and sewers

Section 66a. District heating plants

Section 67. Requirements concerning construction of roads and common main pipeline for water and waste water

Section 67a. Requirement concerning development of common areas and of green belts in industrial areas

Section 68. Building land. Environmental conditions

Section 69. The undeveloped part of the lot, common areas

CHAPTER XIII. BUILDINGS

Section 70. Location of the building, its height and distance from the boundary of adjoining property

Sections 71-73.(Not enacted)

Section 74. Arrangement and appearance

Section 75. Privy - WC

Section 76. Additional rooms

Section 77. Execution of the construction work. Requirements regarding construction products

CHAPTER XIV. SPECIAL BUILDINGS AND INSTALLATIONS

Section 78. Location of business enterprises and installations, etc. within the municipality

Section 79. Unusual buildings

Section 80. Buildings and activities entailing hazard or particular inconvenience

Section 81. Agricultural buildings

Section 82. Leisure buildings

Section 83. Pools, wells and ponds

Section 84. Other permanent structures or installations. Significant encroachments on terrain, etc.

Section 85. Temporary or transportable buildings, structures or installations

Section 86. Secret military installations

Section 86a. Minor projects on developed property

Section 86b. Building work within the area of a particular enterprise

CHAPTER XV. EXISTING STRUCTURES

Section 87. Alteration, repair or change of use, etc. of existing structures

Section 88. Dispensation from section 87

Section 89. Maintenance and improvement

Section 89a. Improvement programme

Section 90. (Repealed by the Act of 5 May 1995 No. 20 (in force from 1 July …))

Section 91. Demolition

Section 9la. Change of use and demolition of dwellings

Section 92. Other provisions

Section 92a. Alteration or removal of projects pursuant to section 93, second paragraph

Section 92b. Inspection of existing structures and ground

CHAPTER XVI. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL

Section 93. Projects requiring application and permission

Section 93a. Preliminary conference

Section 93b. Responsible applicant and designer

Section 94. Application for permission. Notice to neighbours

Section 95. Processing of the application by the municipality

Section 95a. Stage by stage processing

Section 95b. Projects requiring simple processing

Section 96. Lapse of permission

Section 97. Control of projects. Person responsible for control of design and execution

Section 98. The responsible contractor

Section 98a. Central approval of persons exercising the right to accept responsibility

Section 99. Final inspection and certificate of completion

CHAPTER XVII. SUNDRY PROVISIONS

Section 100. Safety measures. Construction equipment

Section 101. Measures on adjoining land

Section 102. Investigations on real property

Section 103. Fencing

Section 104. Tidiness and use of undeveloped land. Safety measures in connection with buildings, etc.

Section 105. Lighting and cleaning, etc.

Section 106. Technical installations

Section 106a. Lifts, escalators and moving pavements

Section 107. Signs and advertisements

Section 108. The duty of other authorities to report

Section 109. Fees

CHAPTER XVIII. PENAL LIABILITY

Section 110. Fines may be imposed on any person who wilfully or negligently:…

Section 111. Fines may be imposed on any person who wilfully or negligently:…

Section 112. Fines may be imposed on any person who wilfully or negligently:…

CHAPTER XIX. UNLAWFUL CONSTRUCTION WORK, ETC.

Section 113. Stopping unlawful construction work and cessation of unlawful use. Removal or remedying of unlawfully executed work

Section 114. Writ concerning the obligation to comply with an order or prohibition

Section 115. Enforcement

Section 116. Compensation

Section 116a. Coercive fine

Section 116b. Reasonableness and coordination

CHAPTER XX. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Section 117. (Repealed by the Act of 11 June 1993 No. 85)

Section 118. Temporary by-law concerning anchoring and mooring of leisure craft, etc.

Section 119. Administrative decisions, etc. pursuant to earlier legislation

Section 120. Final processing of proposed plans

Section 120a. (Repealed by the Act of 24 September 2004 No. 72.)

Section 121. Further provisions concerning the effects of commencement of this Act

CHAPTER XXI. COMMENCEMENT, REPEAL AND AMENDMENT OF OTHER ACTS

Section 122. Commencement

Section 123. Repeal and amendment of other Acts