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Responsible for the service Regional State Administrative Agency

Executive assistance to another authority regarding coercive measures

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

The Regional State Administrative Agency can oblige a party to comply, under penalty of a fine, with an order or injunction (primary obligation) issued by the authority requesting assistance according to its powers.

The Default Fine Act applies in cases of coercive measures. The default fine is imposed by ordering a party to comply with the primary obligation under penalty of a fine. In the order is determined what the obligation is and when, by when or from when the primary obligation must be complied with.

The authority that has imposed the default fine can order payment of the default fine if the primary obligation has not been complied with and there is no just cause for such non-compliance. The decision to impose a default fine must have legal force unless the decision must be complied with by virtue of law or order regardless of an appeal.

Notice of enforced compliance is issued by an order to comply with the primary obligation under threat of performance at the defaulter’s expense.

A notice of enforced suspension is issued by an order to comply with the primary obligation under threat of suspension of work or other activities or impediment to use of a device or other object.

The execution of a notice of enforced compliance or a notice of enforced suspension is ordered by the authority that has imposed the notice if the primary obligation has not been complied with and there is no just cause for such non-compliance.

The work that was not done may be carried out, the work or other activities may be suspended and the use of a device or other object may be impeded regardless of an appeal, unless the appellate authority otherwise decides.

Do the following

Please draft an application and the grounds in free format. Please enclose any accompanying documents necessary for the handling of the matter and clarifying the matter.

The naming alternatives for the application:

  • Application for an order to impose a default fine
  • Application for an order to pay a default fine
  • Application for an order regarding a notice of enforced compliance
  • Application for an order regarding the execution of a notice of enforced compliance
  • Application for an order regarding a notice of enforced suspension
  • Application for an order regarding the execution of a notice of enforced suspension

Please submit the application documents to the registry of the Regional State Administrative Agency in the area where the place of residence of the party to whom the primary obligation relates is situated.

To whom and on what terms

The Regional State Administrative Agency investigates and considers the grounds for the provision of executive assistance on case-by-case basis on the basis of the application submitted by the other authority and issues an appealable decision in the matter.

The Regional State Administrative Agency has to reserve an opportunity for the party to be heard before a decision regarding an order to impose a default fine and an order to pay such fine and a decision to issue a notice of enforced compliance and a notice of enforced suspension and a decision regarding an order to enforce such decisions is made.

A fee is charged for the service.

Fees are determined by the Government’s act on the Regional State Administrative Agency’s fees in 2019 and 2020.

Basic information

The service is provided byRegional State Administrative Agency
Responsible for the serviceRegional State Administrative Agency
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Regional State Administrative Agency
Updated: 9/9/2020