Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland

We cover the regions of Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, South Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia.

Our head office is in Vaasa, and we have branches in Tampere and Jyväskylä. We also employ staff in Seinäjoki, Kokkola, Turku and Helsinki.

The Director-General of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland is Mr Marko Pukkinen. We employ a total of approximately 260 people in various locations.  

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

Our national responsibilities

Our national duties include

  • duties relating to lost property offices 
  • duties relating to Swedish-language early childhood education and care and teaching.

Read more about our responsibilities in the Divisions section.

Topical issues

Contact us

Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland – head office

Postal address: P.O. Box 5, 13035 AVI, Finland

Please send your letter to the P.O. Box of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland 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: Wolffintie 35, Vaasa

[email protected]
Telephone: +358 (0)29 501 8450
Fax: +358 (0)6 317 4817

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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Contact information of the staff

Personnel search (in Finnish)

Tampere office

Postal address: P.O. Box 5, 13035 AVI, Finland

Please send your letter to the P.O. Box of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland 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: Yliopistonkatu 38, Tampere
Fax: +358 (0)3 389 1820

Jyväskylä office

Postal address: P.O. Box 5, 13035 AVI, Finland

Please send your letter to the P.O. Box of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland 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: Hannikaisenkatu 47, Jyväskylä

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.

Director-General Marko Pukkinen
Secretary to the Director-General Elisabet Heinrich, tel. +358 (0)29 501 8511

Health and Social Services, Legality and Licensing

  • Director Leena Laajala, tel. +358 (0)29 501 8549
  • Head of Trade Enforcement Kristian Dahl, tfn 0295 018 528
  • Head of Legality Päivi Lahtinen, tfn 0295 018 533
  • Head of Social Welfare and Health Care Niina Siirilä, tfn 0295 018 563
  • Head of Environmental Health Matti Nyberg, tfn 0295 018 572 

Education and Culture

  • Director Marja-Liisa Keski-Rauska, tel. +358 (0)29 501 8815

Swedish-language education

  • Director Marianne West-Ståhl, tel. +358 (0)29 501 8623

Emergency Services

  • Director Tarja Wiikinkoski, tel. +358 (0)29 501 8800

Occupational Safety and Health

  • Director Jouni Kallioluoma

Environmental Permits

  • Director Tarja Savea-Nukala, tel. +358 (0)29 501 8777

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 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: 00372284140936401
Business ID: 2284140-9
VAT number: FI22841409
Operator ID (OpusCapita Solutions Oy): E204503  

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]