Municipal management of planning and building applications

Updated: 1 July 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Building applications processed
Building applications processed
2016 - 2020
-3
%

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Average processing time and administration fee for area development plans, building applications and subdivision of land including survey.
Average processing time and administration fee for area development plans, building applications and subdivision of land including survey.1
Area development plansBuilding applicationSubdivision of land
Administration fee, residential area development plan. NOKProcessing time. Calendar daysAdministration fee, single-unit dwelling. NOKProcessing time. Calendar daysAdministration fee. NOKProcessing time. Calendar days
201765 58159313 7021717 52520
201870 47964414 1051918 24325
201974 99067614 9611818 87021
202079 13266815 6651719 65620
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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Number of area development plans, building plans and subdivision of land including survey per 10 000 inhabitants. Weighted average
Number of area development plans, building plans and subdivision of land including survey per 10 000 inhabitants. Weighted average1
Adopted area plansAdopted detailed area plansApplications for general permission approvedApproved building applications undertaken by an enterprise with the right to accept responsibilityApproved building applicationsApproved dispensation applicationsSurveying carried outApproved applications for sectioning
20170.23.120854634476.5
20180.22.919834434427.1
20190.22.519794335426.4
20200.12.318844638446.2
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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Number of inspections, orders and sanctions regarding building projects
Number of inspections, orders and sanctions regarding building projects1
Inspections in building applications, with final report. NumberInspections, in building matters not applied for. NumberInstructions given, aggregated for all inspection subject areas. NumberSituations improved. NumberSituations not improved. NumberPolice reports. Number
20168 3422 4381 7821 21120411
20178 4512 2271 4388781735
20188 1892 8541 9311 4112229
20197 1502 0531 7311 22528511
20206 4442 4751 6611 21528214
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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Objections to municipal plans and zoning plans
Objections to municipal plans and zoning plans1
Municipal masterplansMunicipal masterplansZoning plansZoning plans
Plans submitted for consultation. NumberPlans objected to. NumberPlans submitted for consultation. NumberPlans objected to. Number
20162191151 853365
2017202551 797387
2018330981 746463
20193271081 603424
2020239441 442436
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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Municipal operating expenditure, revenues and capital expenditure within building matters and land use planning (function account 301, 302 and 303)
Municipal operating expenditure, revenues and capital expenditure within building matters and land use planning (function account 301, 302 and 303)1
Gross operating revenuesGross capital expenditureGross operating expenditure
In total. 1000 NOKPer capita. NOKIn total. 1000 NOKPer capita. NOKIn total. 1000 NOKPer capita. NOKPhysical planning (function account 301). Per centBuilding projects (function account 302). Per centSubdivision of land including survey (function account 303). Per cent
20162 686 519511304 487584 215 204801383526
20172 783 228526305 643584 377 606828383626
20182 796 768525380 196714 676 920878393625
20192 920 394544323 148604 952 847922403524
20202 994 163555242 159454 776 084885393624
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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Dispensation processing in the County council districts according to The Planning an Building Act and The Cultural Heritage Act
Dispensation processing in the County council districts according to The Planning an Building Act and The Cultural Heritage Act1
Processed applications for dispensation from The Cultural Heritage Act. NumberApplications for dispensation from The Cultural Heritage Act granted. NumberProcessed applications for dispensation from The Planning and Building Act. NumberApplications under the Planning and Building Act where the county council has advised against dispensation. NumberApplications under the Planning and Building Act where the County Council has appealed a decision on dispensation. Number
20165945468 21372032
20175354815 86878722
20188237793 42654521
20194994666 15094923
202077274612 59782513
2020
County council district
Viken61597492372
Oslo7373...
Innlandet5048766440
Vestfold og Telemark19318991211
Agder6257166540
Rogaland6765133503
Vestland102971 681261
Møre og Romsdal17177 1291783
Trøndelag Trööndelage1131116931230
Nordland1210577242
Troms og Finnmark Romsa ja Finnmárku2220612681
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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The county administration revenues and expenditure regarding local and regional development. 1 000 NOK
The county administration revenues and expenditure regarding local and regional development. 1 000 NOK1
Gross operating revenuesGross operating expenditureNet operating expenditure
In totalIn totalPer capita. NOK
2016682 023913 37248
2017476 468972 03398
2018621 0611 081 58991
2019590 8821 178 208115
20201 039 1641 432 34678
2020
County council district
Viken136 825107 485-22
Oslo000
Innlandet192 558198 45523
Vestfold og Telemark149 853170 94763
Agder59 492110 266175
Rogaland6 19537 28570
Vestland26 011127 490160
Møre og Romsdal114 757179 850249
Trøndelag Trööndelage116 959170 677126
Nordland85 97150 954-137
Troms og Finnmark Romsa ja Finnmárku150 543278 937541
1The statistics are based on the summation of reported figures from municipalities and county council districts. No estimations have been made to compensate for missing reporting.
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About the statistics

The statistics describes Municipal and County Authorities land use administration, that is planning, building applications, building surveillance, subdivison of land, surveying and status of planning. Involvement in planning is highlighted through objection schemes. There are figures on cases, processing, processing time and decisions.

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Classification of Norwegian municipalities by population size and economic workload 2013

http://www.ssb.no/en/offentlig-sektor/artikler-og-publikasjoner/gruppering-av-kommuner-etter-folkemengde-og-okonomiske-rammebetingelser-2013

The purpose of this report is to classify Norwegian municipalities according to three dimensions: Population size, economic workload and economic capacity. The measures of economic workload and capacity are estimated in a model of local government spending behaviour, and depend on variation in characteristics such as local government incomes, socio-demographic and geographic variables. The most extensive classification based on the three dimensions includes 29 groups. The resulting classification is based on data for 2013 and is compared to an earlier version based on data for 2008.

Name: Municipal management of planning and building applications

Topic: Nature and the environment

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Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

Municipalities and County Authorities

Follows the dissemination of KOSTRA-indicators.

Frequency: Annually

Preliminary figures: 15. March Final figures: 15. June

Articles (analysis) with tables and graphs based on the figures will be announced.

Timeliness: Figures on the previous year, on the above given dates.

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As organized in KOSTRA and Statistics Norway's business model for the production of official statistics. In addition, auditing databases and local Storage.

KOSTRA (Municipal-State-rRporting) - in general:

The objective is to coordinate and increase the efficiency of all municipal reporting to the national authorities, and provide the local and national authorities with vital directing information.

KOSTRA was established in 1995, as a pilot poject. The number of municipalities and county authorities included in the reporting and dissemination system increased gradually up to 2001, when all were included. KOSTRA provides a web-portal for the reporting. In addition to the reported data from municiplaities and county authorities, the KOSTRA-indicators are based on register-data such as municipal accounts, manpower information and population data.

See also: http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/00/00/20/kostra_en/

Land use planning:

Land use planning in Norway is delegated to the municipalities, under the provision of the Planning and Building Act.

KOSTRA provides directing information on the municipalities and the county authorities. The most frequent users would be the municipalities themselves, other regional and national authorities, media and the general Public.

The main principle is that no external users have access to statistics or analyses before they are announced in the statistics calendar and published available for everyone at www.ssb.no. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally. The media is never given access to statistics or analyses prior to their release.

Land use planning in municipalities and counties - http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/01/20/fysplan_en/

Not relevant. Data collection: Under the provisions of Local Government Act Section 49

Statistics compilation: Under the provisions of Statistics Act, Section 2.2

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Mandatory reporting for all municipalities and county authorities.

Data reported (web forms) from municipalities and county authorities on the following topics:

Municipal planning, building applications, mapping and surveying, recreational areas, management of nature resources and cultural monuments.

In addition to the above:

municipal accounts, number of inhabitants, length of coastline, cadastral information, protected areas and objects

Deadline: 15. February.

The data reported through the web-portal are subject to control in three stages: First stage is automatic controls embedded in the web-forms. Second stage is at the SSB data sink. Third stage is the audit performed by the variuos divisions responsibel for statistics and indicators.

The basic data (level 3 in KOSTRA) is mainly web form data (annual sums, averages) reported as abolute data. The key figures (level 2 in KOSTRA) are mainly ratios based on level 3 and other datasources.

Most of the key figures have weighted averages. For the absolute data used as key figures, the averages are arithmetic.

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Comparability over time and in Space:

KOSTRA includes figures from 1999. Statistics dissemination (Statistics Articles and tables in StatBank) startet in 2001 when all the municipalities and counties had joined KOSTRA . It has since 2001 been adjustments and expansions in questionnaires , thus not all time series go back to 2001. Any breaks in time series will be explained in footnotes to the tables.

Measurement errors in the data reported by the municipalities is believed to be main source of error. The controls embedded in the online forms, provide an automatic and instant feedback to the users.

Partial non-repons occurs in varying degrees for the various parts of the statistics. Non-respons on June 15 usually vary between 5-10 per cent, measured by number of municipalities.

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