Contact information of the Ministry of the Environment

Mailing address

P.O. Box 35, 00023 Government, Finland


+358 295 16001 (switchboard)


+358 9 1603 9320

Visiting address

Aleksanterinkatu 7, Helsinki

The main entrance is reached via steps or a ramp. The meeting rooms are accessible via a lift, and there are accessible toilet facilities by the meeting rooms. The Ministry of the Environment has no parking spaces of its own; the nearest accessible parking spaces (reserved for mobility impaired users) are in Fabianinkatu. For more details please contact the Ministry’s Information Desk (tel. +358 295 160680​ or [email protected]).

Registry Office

Mailing address: P.O. Box 35, 00023 Government, Finland
Telephone: +358 2952 50300
Email: [email protected]

Documents addressed to the Ministry of the Environment can also be delivered to the government's distribution centre on Ritarikatu 2 B, 00170 Helsinki, from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm on weekdays.

Confidential information can be sent to the Ministry's register office via secured e-mail.

Electronic invoicing address

Business ID: 0519456-1
Finnish party identification number: 003705194561
Operator identifier (Posti Messaging Oy): FI28768767
VAT: FI05194561

Complaints concerning environmental administration

Complaints concerning the unlawful, incorrect or inappropriate conduct of an environmental administration authority or public official may be filed with the supreme overseers of legality, i.e. the Parliamentary Ombudsman or the Chancellor of Justice. A complaint may also be filed against neglect of duties.

The Ministry of the Environment may also process complaints concerning the authorities in its administrative branch. However, the Ministry’s competence does not extend to the activities of municipalities, which is why complaints concerning these are investigated by the supreme overseers of legality and, pursuant to the Local Government Act, by the Regional State Administrative Agency.