Building Direct

This service provides information from the Buildings section of the Real Property Register.


Building Direct (Byggnad Direkt)

The Building section of the Real Property Register mainly contain information about:

  • single family housing units
  • buildings used for industrial, commercial or other private activities of any significance
  • buildings used for social or cultural purposes
  • public administration buildings

Maintenance and update frequency

The municipality is the responsible authority for registration of buildings and for the correctness of the information. The information is updated daily but the processing time varies for the different municipalities.

When the registry is updated, the changes are immediately available in the direct access service.


Our geodata services are normally available 24/7 and we provide support during working hours. 
Read more about availability to geodata services

Our geodata services (APIs) require that you have an application or software capable of managing the services. To view real property information or maps directly in your browser, you can use Lantmäteriet's e-services.

Order product

You can order Real property information directly from us or from any of our resellers. The resellers can also assist you with customization and processing of the information.

If you want information about your own real property free of charge, you are welcome to use our E-service "Min fastighet" (in swedish). Read more about "Min fastighet"

à If you want information from the Real Property Register according to the principle of public access to information, you are welcome to contact Kundcenter.

Order from Lantmäteriet

If you want to use our geodata services in your organization, first you need to sign a license for use. Send in a request via our order form.

What are you going to do with the information?

How personal data in the Real Property Register may be used is governed by the Real Property Register Act (2000:224) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Before we can give you access to personal information in the Property register, we must evaluate your purpose with the use, which means that we will ask what you want to do. The application form is available in both Swedish and English.

Forms for evaluation of purpose for extraction-, notification- and download products

Lantmäteriet also reviews all orders from a confidentiality perspective. Confidentiality applies, among other things, to information concerning total defence if it can be assumed to damage the country's defence, or is considered to constitute a danger to national security if the information is disclosed in accordance with 15 kap 2 § Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400). The evaluation may therefore in some cases take from three to five working days.

Forms for evaluation of purpose for direct services*

*including Address Download, INSPIRE and Buildning Download, INSPIRE

Handbook FRL

In Handbook FRL (pdf) sets out Lantmäteriet's practice of purpose testing and is aimed at lawyers, managers and administrators of FRL cases. The handbook was last updated on 2018-07-01.

Order from resellers

If you need help with buying real property information or if you want a customized solution for your business, you should contact one of our geodata resellers (in Swedish).


The versions of the services may overlap, so pay attention to which version you are using. Version history describes the changes that occurred at each update.

Technical framework and standard for direct access services

Our direct access services are mainly based on standards from W3C (new window) and OGC, The Open Geospatial Consortium (new window).

The service interfaces are SOAP or REST based where object types are in many cases built using GML (Geography Markup Language) or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) to describe its geographical properties.

The services are of the nature 'question-answer' where the consumer (user's system) sends a service call with search terms or selection parameters over the Internet and receives a list with one or more geographical objects in response.

To get there quickly start and test the services before they are integrated in your own system, a tool such as SOAP-UI or Postman can be used. SOAP UI (new window) and Postman (new window) are tools for testing SOAP- or REST-based Webservices.

Version History

Version and date Change since previous version

Version 2.0.3 

Update of existing version

Available in production environment:

  • Support for coordinate transformations.
  • Timestamp fields are presented with milliseconds in JSON response.
  • app: prefix has been removed from XML tags.
  • Error messages have the correct namespace.

Version 2.0.3

Available in production environment:

  • Clarified with comment in the schedule, because the same schedule is used in the products Download socket and Download subscription .

Nothing has changed in the service

Version 2.0.2

Available in production environment:

  • A bug fix in the JSON schema

Version 2.0.1

Available in verification environment:

Available in production environment :

  • Correction of building purposes - societal function, multi-arena added.

Version 2.0

Available in verification environment:

Available in production environment: 

  • REST interface
  • New information model which means that;
    - Action class is deleted
    - the address page attribute is deleted
    - new classes Tax unit and
    Valuation unit added
    - the object object identity address in the Entrance class has changed name to address place.
  • XML and JSON format

Version 1.3

Discontinued 2017-03-28

  • As of 2017-01-16 , the element address page (reference to location address in the form of a national key) will not contain any information.
  • The technical description has been updated to follow a new template and cleared internal information.


In the API portal you, as a user of Lantmäteriet's direct access services, you can among other things, manage access keys for the services you have access to.

As a logged in user, you can view and manage the services you have access to, create access keys, create access groups, and view usage statistics.

The API portal is available for both production environment and verification environment for our direct access services. You log into the respective environment's API Portal to manage services and permissions for that environment.

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