The Agency for Planning and Building Services is part of the City Administration of Oslo and has about 380 employees. The agency plans the urban design and land use development of the city, by setting out objectives for the use of particular areas, designing overall development plans and granting building permissions. It is responsible for land use- and
transport planning through the Comprehensive Development Plan and local plans as well as for environmental impact analyses. The Agency grants building permissions, carries out lift inspections, is responsible for property sectioning and for the
maintenance of geographical maps, land use maps, register of land ownership, addresses and building identifications (KomGAB register). The Agency also deals with juridical appeals in regards to the Public Administration Act and the Planning and Building Act.