Bridge to the Future

Closure Notice






The Jamaica Archives and Records Department wishes to advise the public of the temporary closure of the Jamaica Archives Unit (JAU), situated at 27 King Street, Spanish Town, St. Catherine.  

The public will receive further notice of our reopening date.  In the interim, we will facilitate your request for information via email at [email protected] or by telephone at 876-984-2581 or    876-984-5001.

We apologize for the inconvenience this unplanned closure may cause as we seek to execute urgent repairs and remedial works to better serve you our valued customers.


Under the Archives Act 1982, the Jamaica Archives and Records Department:

  1. Identifies, acquires, preserves and make accessible records of national significance, from the public as well as other sectors, for the benefit of national and other researchers.
  2. Assists government ministries, departments, statutory bodies, public corporations and parish councils in the effective and efficient management and use of official records, which support public sector activities, government accountability and transparency and the maintenance of corporate memory.
  3. Plays a leadership role in the provision of advice, standards, and professional development, communication and evaluation activities to information professionals in parish councils and government entities.
  4. Supports the Jamaican records and information community and Caribbean archival community. It endeavors to provide a leadership role in strategic management and use, of government records/information as well as shaping the Jamaican public sector as the model for best practices in records/information management and use.