Bridge to the Future

Closure Notice





Re-Opening of The Jamaica Archives Unit (JAU)

The Jamaica Archives and Records Department is pleased to announce the reopening of the Jamaica Archives Unit (JAU), located at 27 King Street, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, on June 17, 2024.
We appreciate your understanding during the period of closure and are eager to assist our valued customers once again.
For further information or assistance, please contact us via email at [email protected] or by telephone at 876-984-2581 or 876-984-5001.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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.