Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland  

We cover the regions of North Karelia, South Savo and North Savo.

Our head office is in Mikkeli, and we have branches in Joensuu and Kuopio.  

The Director-General of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland is Ms Soile Lahti. We employ approximately 150 experts in different fields.

Services

Information on our services can be found here:

Topical issues

About us

Our national responsibilities include

  • permit and enforcement matters referred to in the Funeral Services Act (457/2003) as well as cadastral responsibilities
  • state aid towards the maintenance of cemeteries and the war graves of the displaced population in the ceded territory as well as duties relating to the maintenance of the graves of Russian prisoners of war.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland

  • registration and enforcement relating to the fight against money laundering and terrorism
  • consultancy, coordination and enforcement of web accessibility requirements
  • coordination of emergency services and national tracking and reporting on operational response times
  • coordination of the national occupational safety and health helpline

Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland

  • licensing and enforcement relating to the Funeral Services Act and land register services
  • state aid towards the maintenance of Finnish cemeteries in the ceded territory and war graves of the displaced population as well as maintenance of graves of Russian prisoners of war

Regional State Administrative Agency for Lapland

  • upholding the Sámi language
  • enforcement of the Reindeer Husbandry Act
  • reindeer meat control and enforcement
  • recovery of aid under the Act Repealing the Act on the Regeneration of Lapland’s Low-yielding Forests

Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland

  • administration of state grants for social welfare and health services development projects
  • administration and supervision of state aid for rescue services
  • internal audits of Regional State Administrative Agencies.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland

  • lost property offices
  • education in Swedish
  • research and development projects in the construction of sports facilities
  • joint administration of rental houses and right-of-residence housing
  • confirmation of the statutes of joint property management associations.

Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland

  • coordination and enforcement of health care services for prisoners and the armed forces
  • aerial forest fire surveillance
  • nationwide occupational safety and health communications

Contact us

Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland – head office

Postal address: P.O. Box 2, 13035 AVI, Finland

Please send your letter to the P.O. Box of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland (not the visiting address). Please address the letter only to the Regional State Administrative Agency (post with an official's name will cause delays in the processing of your matter).

Visiting address: Raatihuoneenkatu 5, Mikkeli

[email protected]
Telephone: +358 (0)29 501 6000
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 8.00 am – 4.15 pm

  • Administrative matters (e.g. enquiries, complaints, appeals): please contact our registry at [email protected]  to submit official documents, have them entered into our case management system and find out about the competent authority in each case.
  • Occupational Safety and Health: [email protected]
  • Communications: [email protected]

Please only send documents containing confidential or otherwise sensitive information via secure email. The maximum size of email attachments is 20 MB. Larger files should be compressed or sent in multiple emails. Please remember that any information sent to us by email is at the sender’s risk.

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Joensuu office

Postal address: P.O. Box 2, 13035 AVI, Finland

Please send your letter to the P.O. Box of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland (not the visiting address). Please address the letter only to the Regional State Administrative Agency (post with an official's name will cause delays in the processing of your matter).

Visiting address: Torikatu 36 C, Joensuu

Kuopio office

Postal address: P.O. Box 2, 13035 AVI, Finland

Please send your letter to the P.O. Box of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland (not the visiting address). Please address the letter only to the Regional State Administrative Agency (post with an official's name will cause delays in the processing of your matter).

Visiting address: Piispankatu 1, Kuopio

Please make an appointment with the person you wish to see in advance.

Occupational Safety and Health

For the full contact details of occupational safety and health authorities, visit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s website.

Our email format is [email protected] For general enquiries, please use our generic email addresses. Your email will then be forwarded to the competent person in our organisation.

Helplines and other ways to get in touch

Director-General Soile Lahti, tel. +358 (0)295 016 000 
Secretary to the Director-General, Planning Officer Sirpa Kesonen, tel. +358 (0)29 501 6909

Health and Social Services, Legality and Licensing

  • Director Ulla Ahonen, tel. +358 (0)29 501 6888

Education and Culture

  • Director Anu Liljeström, tel. +358 (0)29 501 6224

Emergency Services

  • Director Taina Rautio, tel. +358 (0)29 501 7042

Occupational Safety and Health

Environmental Permits

  • Director Johanna Ahonen, tel. +358 (0)29 501 6867

Communications

You can use the personnel search to find the contact information of our staff.
Personnel search

We process e-invoices only and prefer e-invoices that are compliant with the European norm. Please send your invoices via the central government’s e-invoicing operator OpusCapita Group Ltd. Please include the business unit ID and your contact person’s name in your invoice. You can also upload supporting documents with your invoice. Our preferred file format for attachments is PDF.

EDI ID: 00371094822536301
Operator ID (OpusCapita Solutions Oy): E204503    
Business ID: 1094822-5
VAT number: FI10948225

We will not accept invoices sent by post or e-mail, only e-invoices submitted using the e-invoicing system (Act 241/2019). Please ensure that your invoice meets the requirements of the VAT Act concerning the mandatory information content of an invoice. Any faulty or incomplete invoices are returned. If you do not have your own e-invoicing system, you can use the central government’s Basware Supplier Portal to draw up and send invoices. The service is currently provided free of charge.

Instructions for creating an account and using the portal on the State Treasury’s website.

Act on Electronic Invoicing for Contracting Entities and Traders (in finnish)

Tax Administration's guidance on VAT invoice requirements

The Finnish Government’s Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR (Palkeet) also answers questions relating to the use of the e-invoicing service. The telephone number is +358 (0)29 556 3700 and the email address is [email protected]