The Environmental Office is part of the Environmental and Building department and works on behalf of the Environmental and Building board.
The main objective is to maintain good health protection and a good environment for the inhabitants of Kiruna to live in.
The Environmental Office is the local inspection authority in matters concerning laws and regulations connected with environmental and food control matters. The area of expertise spans over a wide area from food control to extensive environmental inspections. The inspectors check hundreds of facilities such as food production, shops, restaurants, companies with bio hazardous production, public baths, schools and nurseries every year.
The Environmental Office does not only inspect, but also gives advice and functions as a consultative body for example in planning matters or in matters concerning mining permits.