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Last edited 11/18/2021

Statsforvaltaren i Rogaland

The County Governor is the chief representative of the King and Government, and work to ensure that decisions of the Storting (Parliament) and Government are implemented correctly.


We care for Rogaland (Our vision: Vi tar vare på Rogaland)

"We care for Rogaland by facilitating development and help to coordinate government activities in the county. The County Governor is working for the benefit of all who lives in Rogaland. This is done by treating all matters correctly and quickly and by having an open and friendly attitude to all who turn to us."

The County Governor

Bent Høie


In Norway, people meet the public sector in most areas of life. For the individual, the most important administrative level is the municipality, or local government. They are responsible for the basic services of society. An important role of the County Governor is to advise and supervise the local authorities in the implementation of central policies in a local context – with due respect to the political judgement of the local government.

In doing so, the County Governor acts as a guardian of civil rights. The County Governor may review local decisions regarding the rights of any individual in the fields of health and social care, education, building and planning, and may change the decision for the benefit of the individual. Other important fields of action are environment protection, agriculture, emergency planning, local government finances and family matters.

About Bent Høie

Bent Høie, born 1971, has been County Governor of Rogaland since November 1, 2021.

Bent Høie was Minister of Health from 2013 to 2021 in the Solberg government. He was a parliamentary representative for Rogaland in the period 2000–2021 and was between 2010 and 2020 second deputy leader in the Conservative Party.