Business licences and permits
As a business owner, you need permission from the County Administrative Board to carry out certain activities.
You need a permit in order to arrange combat sports matches in Sweden. You are required to have a permit for competitions, training matches and exhibition matches.
Notary Public (Notarius publicus)
Notaries public are appointed by the County Administrative Board, and are persons who are tasked with assisting the public in verifying and certifying the truth with regard to various tasks. To become a notary public, you must have completed your law degree. The County Administrative Board specifies the geographical area (usually a municipality) in which the person in question is to carry out her/his duties.
An undertaking which loans money in return for a person providing something as collateral is regarded as a pawnbroker's. A pawnbroker's can only be operated by a Swedish limited company or an equivalent foreign undertaking in the EEA area. If you wish to operate a pawnbroker's, you need a permit from the County Administrative Board.
All security companies must have a permit (authorisation) from the County Administrative Board. Similarly, all the security company's staff, including staff who are not security guards, must be approved by the county administrative board before they may start work at the company.
All service providers must be authorised in order to operate. In addition, the staff of an authorised service provider must be approved by the County Administrative Board, regardless of whether they are to work on the service or not.
If you wish to set up an undertaking which engages in vehicle scrappage, you must apply for a permit (authorisation) from the County Administrative Board.
County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Phone: 010-224 40 00