Building control services

Current: Maintenance of building and apartment information

Building control maintains building information in several different registers. Information can be found in the municipal building register and in the Population Information System of the Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV). The property owner has the opportunity to report the correction of incorrect building information to building control. You can check the details of the building, for example, in the MyTax service at MyTax –

Building control checks the matters mentioned in the correction request from the valid building permits and, if necessary, contacts the person submitting the correction request. Building control stores the information to be corrected in both the municipal building register and the Population Information System.

Building register, surface area and apartment corrections

Current: The building stock of the City of Kuopio is being reviewed.

Regional building control services in Kuopio began working on a property tax study in October 2018. The purpose of the measure is to update the registers containing building data, which are currently incomplete. Up-to-date registers facilitate the work of building control, for example, and guarantee equal treatment of property owners in property taxation. Reviewing the property taxation decision and correcting the information is the responsibility of the property tax customer, and if they notice incomplete information, they must notify the Finnish Tax Administration of the correct information in accordance with given instructions. An inspection carried out by a municipality does not exempt a property tax customer from this obligation. If necessary, Regional Building Control requests additional information from property owners.

Read more about property tax on the website of the Finnish Tax Administration

Familiarise yourself with the instructions related to construction and permits

Construction and permits

Apply for a permit in the Lupapiste service


Contact information

Service Area for Urban Environment customer service

City Council building, Suokatu 42

PO Box 1097, 70111 Kuopio

Toll-free number:+358 800 918 511 or +358 17 185 044

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Regional building control services in Kuopio

PO Box 1097, 70111 Kuopio

Mon–Thu 8:00–15:30, Fri 8:00–14:00

Customer service:+358 17 185 174

Technical emergency duty:+358 44 718 5190

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Other contact details for building control

Contact details and on-call times of permit decision-makers and inspection engineers in building control.

Bodies of building control

The Environmental and Building Board is responsible for the statutory tasks of regional building control in Kuopio. The operating rules of Kuopio’s Service Area for Urban Environment define the tasks of different working groups.