Building control

The Building Control Department decides on any permits related to buildings and construction and provides general guidance and advice on the matter.

The task of the Building Control Department is, for its part, to ensure the construction of a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment. The Building Control Authority supervises the compliance of construction with the legislation and monitors the condition of the environment.  In addition, the task of the municipal Building Control Authority is to ensure sufficient general guidance and advice on construction in the municipality.

Permit application

The Building Control Department grants the construction permits in the Mikkeli region. The service is subject to a fee in accordance with the charges of building control. All permits are applied for electronically via the Lupapiste online service (in Finnish or Swedish) at You can also ask for advice through the Lupapiste service.

Lupapiste instructions (in Finnish and Swedish)

Contact information and regional divisions

The Service Point for the Building Control Department is on the second floor of the City Office Building (email: rakennusvalvonta(at)

Opening hours of the Service Point:
Mon: noon to 3 p.m.
Tue to Fri: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The areas of responsibility of the building inspectors are divided into three areas: northern Mikkeli, southern Mikkeli and central Mikkeli.

You can check the area of your property with the following map application: Link to map application