The central archive of the City of Kalajoki are located at the City Hall. The central archive receives and stores documents that are to be retained for a long time or permanently, such as minutes of meetings.

The central archive contains the archives of the municipality of Rautio and patient archives of Kalajoki Hospital, among other things. The archive of the former municipality of Himanka remains in the archive rooms of Himanka Service Office. In the future, all documents pertaining to Himanka that will be permanently retained are to be transferred to the central archive of the City of Kalajoki.

Records and archives management is responsible for

  • ensuring the availability and preservation of records
  • providing information services related to documents
  • determining the archival value of records
  • disposal of unnecessary materials

The archive’s information services serve residents of the municipality, the city’s personnel, researchers, companies, communities and other customers.

The publicity and use of the documents is limited by the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, Personal Data Act and some other special laws. The guidelines for handling public documents are followed in the use of the documents.