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Public aid for a special site situated on a private road

  • Service
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Public aid can be granted for special sites that qualify for government assistance, including

  • ferry crossings of private roads
  • temporary annual bridges
  • winter and ice roads

For ferry crossings, ice roads replacing ferry crossings in winter, and temporary bridges, the maximum assistance is 80% of allowable operating and maintenance costs.

For other winter/ice roads, the maximum assistance is 65% of the allowable operating and maintenance costs.

The assistance is paid by the end of the following May. A maximum of 80% of the assistance for the maintenance of ferry crossings and temporary bridges can be paid in advance based on the previous year’s allowance.

Do the following

Use the form “Public aid for the improvement of private roads” and include a statement of costs. Enclose with your application the private road cooperative's

  • income and expense vouchers
  • profit and loss account
  • asset and liability statement
  • minutes of meetings
  • auditor's statement

Send the application to the ELY Centre of Pirkanmaa (Kirjaamo, PL 297, 33101 Tampere or email: The application must be submitted by the end of February in the year following the claim year.

To apply for payment, send your application as an attachment to the ELY Centres’ general form for private individuals and address it to the ELY Centre of Pirkanmaa. You can also send the form by post to the KEHA Centre (KEHA-keskus, Keskinen maksatusalue/Yksityistiet, PL 136, 33101 Tampere).

Basic information

Responsible for the serviceCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Other responsible organisationsELY Centre for North Karelia, ELY Centre for Southeast Finland, ELY Centre for North Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Pirkanmaa, ELY Centre for South Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for Kainuu, ELY Centre for Lapland, ELY Centre for Varsinais-Suomi, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia, ELY Centre for North Savo, ELY Centre for Central Finland, ELY Centre for Uusimaa, ELY Centre for Satakunta, ELY Centre for South Savo, ELY Centre for Häme
The service is provided byCentre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: ELY Centre
Updated: 8/27/2019