Application for permission to use biocides (rat poison)

Permission is required before using rat poison (rodenticides) because it is categorised as a biocide in authorisation class 1 So.

How to apply for permission

  1. Fill out the application
    • Name
    • Personal identity number
    • Contact details
    • Where you are going to use the rat poison
    • What type of substance you are going to use, e.g. rodenticides class 1 So.
    • You must also submit a certificate of your completed training (e.g. in PDF format) from the Swedish Board of Agriculture or Public Health Agency of Sweden to confirm that you have the necessary expertise.
  2. Send the application to us
    Submit the web form.

If the application does not contain all the information necessary, we will get in touch and ask you to supplement it. You will then have two weeks to complete the application, although you can also request more time. If we do not receive the supplementary information, we usually reject the application. We will contact you by email primarily.

If everything is as it should be, we will proceed to make a decision on whether or not you will receive the permission. We will inform you of our decision within three months, and do so by email wherever possible.

If we believe that you are lacking certain expertise or find other shortcomings in the application, you may not be granted the permission in the end. We will send you a decision letter, usually by email.

  1. If you are not granted the permission, you can appeal.
    It is your right to appeal our decision. The decision letter will set out what you need to do. Please send your appeal to the Swedish Work Environment Authority, and describe why you believe that we should change our decision.

  2. After this point, we will decide whether or not to re-visit the application.
    Deciding whether or not to re-visit the application is the first step. If we do this and decide to change our first decision, we will notify you of this, probably by email.

  3. If we do not re-assess the application, your appeal will be referred onward by us to a court,
    which in this case will be an administrative court.

    Contact the administrative court if you would like to check the progress of your appeal.

If you have any questions

You can call our support team on +46(0)10-730 90 00.

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Last updated 2021-04-26