Statutory declarations of private interests

We have introduced a new online service to monitor declarations of private interests.

Twice a year, we will send a reminder to the parties who are obligated to declare their private interests to update their data. Messages from Sidonnaisuuspalvelu will be sent from a ProjectTop address. You can also use the below link to update your data.

If you are obligated to declare your private interests but your data is not available in Sidonnaisuuspalvelu, please contact the Audit Department at tarkastusvirasto(a)

Certain elected city officials and officeholders must submit a declaration of private interests to the Audit Committee.

According to Section 84 of the Local Government Act, they must submit a declaration of private interests concerning their managerial duties and positions of trust in enterprises engaged in business activities and in other corporate entities, about their significant assets and about other private interests that could be of significance in attending a position in public posts.

The policy is that the persons who are obliged to declare are themselves responsible for submitting the declaration and keeping the information up to date. The Audit Department sends instructions for making the declaration to such persons by email. They will also receive two email reminders annually to keep the information up-to-date.

The Audit Committee monitors compliance with the obligation to declare and forwards the declarations to the council for information at least twice a year. The Audit Committee may, in its supervisory capacity, urge persons who are obliged to declare to submit a new declaration or to augment the information in a declaration already made. The procedure to augment the information may be initiated if the Audit Committee becomes aware of interests that have not been declared.

The information will be published on the City’s website (in Finnish) unless the provisions on secrecy require otherwise.

The register description concerning the declarations of interest is available on the City’s website. Rights of data subjects and exercising these rights

Instructions and the list of frequently asked questions are updated constantly (links can be found at the bottom of this page). The Audit Department is happy to answer any questions you may have!
Vilma Lamminpää, Controller, tel. +358 9 310 36581
Hanna Parkkonen, Auditor, tel. +358 9 310 36468
Timo Terävä, Audit Director, tel. +358 9 310 43126

You can find more information in the Decisions service