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Housing and environment

Tampere is one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. In Tampere there are over 220,000 residents, of which some 9,700 are foreign nationals. The urban environment in Tampere is pleasant and safe, and the aim is to keep Tampere that way through city planning and care of the environment.

As the population grows, there is an increasing need for new homes. Housing production and city planning in Tampere offer versatile and affordable housing for people at various stages of their lives.

All building work is supervised to ensure that the required health and safety standards are achieved in practice. The Building Control Department is responsible for supervising building work and preserving and enhancing the appearance of the built environment. In addition, the Building Control Department is in charge of handling building permits, carrying out inspections relating to these permits and providing instructions to people building their own homes.

If you have any questions about rented flats or how to find accommodation, Housing Market Place (Asuntotori) is there to help you. The Housing Department will answer questions concerning housing finance and other housing services.

The Frenckell Service Point also gives advice on housing and building-related issues. From there you will find maps, a range of services for people building their own homes, and various forms and brochures.

Frenckell Service Point
Switchboard +358 3 565 611
Tel. +358 3 5656 4400
opening hours Monday to Friday 9am–4pm. Additionally Public Transport Customer Service is open Mondays & Tuesdays until 5pm.

Housing Market Place (Asuntotori, Rental Apartments)
opening hours Mon - Thu 9.30 - 15.00, Fri 8 - 13.00

Building Control Department
Tel. +358 40 670 8741
Postal address P.O. Box 487
33101 Tampere
opening hours office Mon - Wed 9.00 - 15.00

Housing Department
Switchboard +358 3 565 611
opening hours Mon - Fri 8.30 - 15.45