Regional State Administrative Agencies

There are six Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland. The agencies work in close collaboration with local authorities.

The agencies foster regional parity by executing all legislative implementation, steering and supervision functions in the regions. The agencies strengthen implementation of basic rights and legal protection, access to basic public services, environmental protection, environmental sustainability, public safety and a safe and healthy living and working environment in the regions.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Base public services, legal rights and permits
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Environmental permits
  • Fire and rescue services and preparedness