Metal detector permit
Do you want to use a metal detector? Then you need to apply for a permit from the County Administrative Board.
Those who want to use a metal detector must have a permit from the County Administrative Board. We only issue permits for a limited land area, and never for areas in or at a heritage site or ancient find.
Bans under the Cultural Heritage Act
To protect our heritage sites or ancient finds, it is prohibited under the Cultural Heritage Act to use a metal detector without an approved permit from the County Administrative Board.
The County Administrative Board charges a fee for metal detector permit applications. The fee is 870 SEK for each land area that your application applies to, whether or not the permit is approved.
The e-services and forms of the County Administrative Board in this field are not available in English. If you wish to submit an application or notification, you may contact the County Administrative Board, which can inform you how to proceed.
County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Phone: 010-224 40 00