Administrative houses for administrative positions

After the ruotu [military allotment] system was ended, there was no more need for military administrative houses and the building of crown administrative houses stopped. Administrative houses for the clergy remained, such as the parsonage next to the church in Jämsä and the Kelhä farm of the chaplain. Administrative houses for local government officials were not yet built in the 19th century; the officials mainly worked from home or the functions were performed on the farm in question. At that time, the official's home often became the administrative house, with a separate study or office for conducting official business.

Court venues were rented from large houses or the court was held in the home of a juror or the judge, as was the case at Kähö owned by Judge Reponen. For example, in the 19th century the rälssi [exempt from tax] house of Könkkölä was rented as a court venue for a long time. Since the 1910s Suomalaisen Seuran talo (House of the Finnish Society) in the center of Jämsä became the court house and the place where town meetings were held.