Public Task Statement

This statement sets out the functions carried out by Nottinghamshire Archives and what information is available for re-use under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005.

The Public Task

Nottinghamshire Archives gathers, keeps and shares historic archive collections relating to Nottinghamshire and the City of Nottingham  - and local and family history resources relating to Nottinghamshire. A brief overview of our collections is provided in our acquisitions policy [PDF] and on the collections and catalogues page of our website.

Nottinghamshire Archives is a Nottinghamshire County Council service and provides an archives service for Nottingham City Council under a service level agreement. The core functions are carried out within a complex legal framework including the Local Government (Records) Act 1962, the Local Government Act 1972, the Public Records Acts 1958 and 1967, the Parochial Registers and Records Measure, 1978 (amended 1992), the Manorial Documents Rules 1959 (amended 1963 and 1967), the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964, and the Nottinghamshire (City of Nottingham) Structural Change Order 1996.

Information available for re-use

You can see, copy and re-use information that is produced by the service (for example catalogues, indexes, policies, procedures) free of charge provided it is not subject to Data Protection, for example, the accessions register, or a third party agreement.

You can also see archives and publications held at Nottinghamshire Archives free of charge during our opening hours. You can make a copy of most of these items for personal use but the law for re-use is more restrictive. Constraints include copyright and Data Protection and are outlined in our Restricted Access Records Policy [PDF]. The copying policy, arrangements and charges are on the reprographic services page of our website.

Review and complaints

This statement is due to be reviewed in December 2017. If you have any queries or complaints about the re-use of information, please submit them to

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