Setting up a campsite or using a site for a significantly different purpose from the norm is subject to a written notice of commencing or changing the activity, which must be submitted at least three months in advance. The notice must be submitted to the authority specified by the municipality in which the site is located; in Tampere, the competent authority is the environmental and building department of the City of Tampere’s Committee for City Planning and Infrastructure Services.
The notice must include all necessary information on the campsite operator, the location of the site and the nature and scope of the activity. Processing times may be several months.
If accommodation is provided on premises that are not originally intended for this purpose (such as schools or sports halls), detailed rules and guidelines must be observed when planning the accommodation. In addition, the local rescue service must be informed of the temporary accommodation. Read more under Safety at the event.