Local residents' initiative

The Local Government Act guarantees residents the right to submit initiatives to their local authority on matters related to its activities.

An initiative can be submitted in any of the following ways:

  • Electronically by filling in the online form:

    Residents' Initiative form for the City of Kuopio

  • Through the online service provided by the Ministry of Justice:


  • By post to the following address:

    City of Kuopio
    PO Box 228
    70101 Kuopio

  • By delivering an initiative to the Registry Office:

    Kuopio City Hall, Tulliportinkatu 31

A local residents' initiative must seek to make an impact on more than just a personal level.

If you wish to give feedback, ask questions or make suggestions for improving the services provided by the City, please use the general Question & feedback form.