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.

Our national responsibilities

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.

Read more about our responsibilities in the Divisions section.

Topical issues

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 6800
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)29 501 6800
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]