There are 2.300 inhabitants in Ørskog
Here you will find information about our services. For further information, please contact Ørskog kommune tlf.70 16 59 00 og by mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 3 kinder gardens for pre-school children in Ørskog Municipality, ranging from full-time services five days a week to part-time. The municipality coordinates the selection process for placement in all private and municipal daycares.
The municipality has 2 schools: Skarbø skule and Sjøholt skule. As a resident of Ørskog your child has the right to attend the school in the school district in which you reside. For children from 1st to 4th grades, both primary schools provide an after-school activity programme for children on the school premises (called SFO in Norwegian).
Health care services in Ørskog Municipality comprise one medical centre and a public health centre as well as a range of other services such as physiotherapy, ergotherapy, rehabilitation, and psychiatry. All residents of the municipality have the right to a personal doctor. New residents of the municipality must register with Office for Personal Doctors on Tel. 810 59 500 to be assigned a personal doctor. Read more here
Norwegian language training
For newcomers to Norway residing in Ørskog, Norwegian language instruction is available, contact the service office. Refugees, asylum seekers and family members of Norwegian citizens have the right to at least 300 hours of free language instruction.
Building and renovating
If you are planning to build or renovate a house, you will require approval of your plan from Ørskog Municipality before you can proceed, and should therefore become familiar with the relevant municipal rules and regulations. It is recommended that you have your plan checked by an architect or engineer before you submit it to avoid wasting time in the application process. The municipality is obliged to respond to applications within a certain time period; this varies depending on the type of application. Please contact our service office for further information.
Garbage collection and recycling
Regular garbage is collected from private homes and businesses once every week. Paper is collected once every four weeks separated in garbage can. Plastic is also collected and placed in clear plastic bags, provided by Årim, the company that provide the service. Please contact our service office if you need more information or need to subscribe.
Culture, sports and recreation
Ørskog Municipality offers a wide variety of cultural, sports and recreation possibilities. In Samfunnshuset, the cinema is located. The library is located at first floor in the town hall.
Ørskog Culture School offers classes in music and several activities to young people up to the age of 18.
In Ørskog there are many associations, athletic clubs and organizations both for children and adults.
The beautiful scenery in Ørskog gives inhabitans and visitors very good and varied opportunities for outdoor life.
Social services provided by Ørskog Municipality include counselling, financial assistance, refugee settlement, and more.
The municipality has one work centre for people with mental or physical handicaps, Vekst Ørskog AS
The municipality manages the long-term care facilities for elderly people for whom home-stay is no longer possible, and provides services to elderly that live in their homes.
Refugees and immigrants
ØrskogMunicipality has received 10 in 2013 year. They are assisted by the municipality's "refugee consultant" during their first three years in finding accommodation, buying furniture and adjusting to life in Ørskog. Refugee settlement is jointly handled by Ørskog Municipality and the Directorate of Integration and Diversity ( IMDi).
Drinking water is of high quality in Ørskog Municipality, and you can safely drink tap water.
Roads and traffic
Private contractors and contracting firms - commissioned by the municipality - manages snow removal along roads, bicycle paths and sidewalks throughout the winter season. Summer maintenance is partly carried out by the municipality.
Moving and change of address
Formalities related to moving to Norway are handled by two national government bodies Tax Assesment Office and the Office of the National Public Registrar.
At these offices, you can obtain information about:
•· Moving and names
•· Tax deduction cards
•· Tax returns
•· Inheritance and gifts
•· Value-added tax
•· Employers' contribution (social security)
NAV - The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation can help you to find work in Norway and in other EU/EEA countries through the EURES network. All EU/EEA citizens living in Norway can benefit from NAV services.
For information in English about other Norwegian government services, go to www.norway.no