City of Kotka
You can easily reach the Kotka region both by your own car and by public transport. From the Helsinki metropolitan area, the journey takes only about an hour along the highway. Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland.
What services can I get?
Approval for a household water supplier and wholesalerPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceHousehold water supply requires approval before starting the operation.
Approval of by-product plantsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe storage and processing of animal by-products must comply with the legislation.
Approval of food premises to establishmentPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceFood establishment application must be submitted to the local food inspection authority.
Booking a ship inspectionPermit or other obligationKotkaPublic serviceIn the ports of Kotka, it is possible to have a ship inspection, in accordance with the WHO International Health Regulations.
Building permitPermit or other obligationKotkaPublic serviceA building permit or other official approval is required for nearly all construction work.
By-product permit for zoosPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic servicePermit for the use of self-produced by-products in the feeding of zoo animals. In Kotka and Pyhtää, city veterinarians grant the permit.
Campsite notificationPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceA campsite notification shall be made of a new campsite or a substantial modification of existing activities.
Environmental notification/noise notificationPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe operator must notify the municipal environmental protection authority of a measure causing temporary noise or vibration.
Environmental permitPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceUnder the Environmental Protection Act, an environmental permit is required for activities that involve the risk of environmental pollution.
Export certificates for foodstuffs and other products of animal and plant originPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceAppropriate certificates are required for exporting food and other products of plant and animal origin outside the EU
Food contact material field operator's notification of premises and operationsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceAn operator in the field of food contact materials must notify the local food inspection authority about their operations and premises.
General notification under the Environmental Protection ActPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceInstead of applying for an environmental permit, you can submit a general notification under the Environmental Protection Act.
Land extraction permit and notificationPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceYou need a land extraction permit for the extraction of land for commercial purposes.
Landscape-work permitPermit or other obligationKotkaPublic serviceThe owner or holder of land must apply for a permit for earthwork altering the landscape or tree-felling.
Licence for retailing tobacco products and nicotine-containing liquids and wholesale notificationPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe municipality grants a licence for the retail sale of tobacco products and nicotine-containing liquids. Wholesale is subject to notification.
Notification in accordance with the Health Protection ActPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe operator must notify the municipal health protection authority of activities to be supervised in accordance with the Health Protection Act.
Notification of a manure heapPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe municipal environmental protection authority must be notified of the storage of fertilising products and dry manure in a heap.
Notification of a pleasure boat harbourPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceIf the pleasure boat harbour does not require an environmental permit, it must be notified to the municipal environmental protection authority.
Notification of an exceptional situation in accordance with the Environmental Protection ActPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceReport the risk of environmental pollution to the Kotka environmental protection authority. In an emergency, notify the rescue department first.
Notification of collection of waste on a professional basis to the waste management registerPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceYou must notify the municipal environmental protection authority of professional waste collection for entry in the waste management register.
Notification of experimental activities in accordance with the Environmental Protection ActPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceReport the experimental activities to the Kotka Environmental Protection Service Unit.
Notification of food-related activitiesPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceA notification of food-related activities must be made to the municipality's food inspection authority.
Notification of land extraction for household needsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceSubmit a notification when over 500 solid cubic metres of soil are taken from the extraction site.
Notification of primary production premisesPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe municipal food inspection authority must be notified, in writing, of the premises of primary production and the primary production practises.
Notification of suspected health hazardPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceNotify the property owner or the party organising activities of the health hazard related to the public space.
Notification of the amount of by-products used as carrionsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe carrion keeper must notify the city veterinarian monthly of the by-products taken to the carrion feeding site and their amount.
Notification of the supply or use of household water in the water distribution zonePermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceNotification of water supply.
Permit for by-product samples and exhibitsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceIf necessary, the municipal veterinarian grants a permit to use an animal by-product as a sample or exhibition object.
Permit in accordance with the Act on Cross-country TrafficPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceIf events that cause disruption to nature, residents and recreation are organised over natural terrain, a permit for them must be applied for.
Permit in accordance with the Water Traffic ActPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceA permit must be applied for the repeated or permanent organisation of motorised watercraft competitions and practices.
Permit to demolish a buildingPermit or other obligationKotkaPublic serviceIn local detailed plan area, a building or its part may not be demolished without a permit, granted by the municipal building supervisory authority.
Planning requirement decision or deviation decisionPermit or other obligationKotkaPublic serviceIn certain situations, a building project may require a planning requirement decision or a deviation decision before applying for a building permit.
Registering activities in the environmental protection information systemPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceOperators whose activities affect the environment, are obliged to register their activities, in the environmental protection information system.
Registration of a carrion feeding sitePermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceFeeding with carrion means setting food at a site to attract animals.
Registration of by-product plantsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceBy-product plants must be registered.
Retail sales licence for nicotine productsPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceThe sale of nicotine replacement therapy products elsewhere than in pharmacies requires a retail licence.
Water-borne epidemic notificationPermit or other obligation2 municipalitiesPublic serviceNotify the health protection authority if you suspect that you have become ill through household or swimming water.
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One-Stop Guidance Centre KotkaService locationKotkaOne-Stop Guidance Centre Kotka is a place where all people under the age of 30 can get help in matters related to work, education and daily life.Monday-Friday 13.00–17.00
Organisation identification data
Business ID: 0160225-7
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Telephone number+358 523450
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