The Planning and Building Act

The Planning and Building Act is a tool for safeguarding the public interest and managing land use. Planning pursuant to the Act shall ensure sustainable development for the whole country and that it is open to all to take part in decisions that concern their surroundings.


Introduction to the planning system and its processes

The following pages provide an introduction to the planning part of the Planning and Building Act and how the planning system works. You will find general guidelines and guidance for the individual steps and parts of a planning process, whether it takes place in your municipality, county/region or nationally.

illustration paragraph

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)


Director General Jarle Jensen

Phone: +47 22 24 59 00
Mobile phone: +47 975 05 056

Department for Planning

Phone: +47 22 24 59 01/02
Address: Postboks 8112 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Akersgt. 59, Oslo