The County Administrative Board

Sweden is divided into twenty-one counties; each county has a County Administrative Board and a County Governor. The work of the Gotland County Administrative Board is led by County Governor Cecilia Schelin Seidegård.


Hand in sunlight. Photo: Scandinav Bildbyrå.
Photo: Scandinav Bildbyrå.

What we do

The County Administrative Board is a coordinating national authority with supervisory responsibilities. We are also a public service authority and can hear appeals.

The County Administrative Boards act as links between people and municipalities on the one hand, and between the government, Parliament and national authorities on the other. As such, we have a unique position in the democratic system. We are tasked with ensuring that decisions made by the government and Parliament, and which affect the county, are as effective as possible. Therefore, we:

  • provide advice and information
  • monitor and check that various organisations comply with laws and guidelines
  • perform our duties as an authority − issuing permits, hearing appeals against municipal decisions and compiling information
  • coordinate the county’s strengths by taking initiatives and organising meetings and activities
  • provide contributions to various kinds of activities.

We also have other tasks as an authority, where we make decisions or impose measures in accordance with laws and other democratically made decisions.

Broad range of expertise

The County Administrative Board is the most versatile of Sweden’s authorities; our issues and our competence cover the entire social span. Amongst our staff are lawyers, biologists, architects, foresters, engineers, public relations officers, archaeologists, veterinarians, sociologists, economists and many others.

Our aims are to provide good service with open accountability that is based on the rule of law. Changes in society are resulting in increasing demands for accountability and accessibility. The County Administrative Boards are developing services that help private persons and organisations to carry out their tasks regardless of time and place.

Contact us

You are welcome to turn to your County Administrative Board with questions and opinions. Visit us in Visby or contact us via mail, e-mail, fax or telephone. Our contact information is listed here.

Opening hours

June 1st to September 1st: 09.00–15.00
September 2nd to May 31st: 09.00–16.00
Closed for lunch: 11.30–12.00

The switchboard is open weekdays at 08.00–16.30.
On weekdays before bank holidays the switchboard is open 08.00–12.00.




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