Permits for motorsport events - Visit Tampere

Rally racing and permits to close off a public road

Races for cars and motorcycles may only be organised on closed-off roads. Closing off a public road requires a permit issued by the municipal board in the case of a road designated as a traffic route in the local plan or in other cases by the police department within whose jurisdiction the race course or its majority is located.

The police also have the power, after having consulted the road maintenance authority, to close off a public road temporarily for a sports event, public festival, exhibition, Defence Forces exercise, parade or show, for instance.

Racing and training permit according to the Act on Off-Road Transport

For organising repeated or regular races or training events on the same off-road routes, a permit from the municipal environmental protection authority is required. A permit is also required for individual events if they are likely to have a major impact on the nature and environment, local residents, the recreational use of the area, fishing or other public or private benefits. The activity is also subject to a written permission by the owner of the area.

Submit your free-form application to the environmental and building department of the City of Tampere’s Committee for City Planning and Infrastructure Services. Processing times may be several months. For further information and assistance in filling out any application forms in Finnish, please contact the Visit Tampere Event Services team.

Racing and training permit according to the Act on Water Transport

For organising repeated or regular races or training events using motorised watercraft on the same waterways, a permit from the municipal environmental protection authority is required. A permit is also required for individual events if they are likely to have a significant impact on nature and the environment. The permit is subject to the consent of the owner of the water area.

Submit your free-form application to the environmental and building department of the City of Tampere’s Committee for City Planning and Infrastructure Services. Processing times may be several months.

For a race or training event that takes place on the territory of several municipalities, the permit application must be submitted to the regional Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre). If the event takes place in an area that extends across the territory of several ELY Centres, the competent ELY Centre is the one in whose territory the major part of the race or training takes place.

For further information and assistance in filling out any application forms in Finnish, please contact the Visit Tampere Event Services team.

 

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