The main method of controlling land use and building is legislation. The law is applied in planning, using and building the area.Complementing orders and directions in Land use and Building Act concerning building are included in the building code in Finland.
In municipalities land use and building are controlled with planning and building order. Waste management and orders in environmental protection must be considered.
When building in the planned areas in Kittilä and Levi, a yard plan of the property must be delivered together with the application for a building permission.