The official operations of various authorities are stored in the City of Espoo Archives. The establishment, maintenance and use of the Archives are required by law.

The law protects each citizen’s right to access public and his/her own information, in addition to ensuring the preservation and availability of documents that are relevant to cultural history.

The most recent documents are always held in the service unit handling the matter or serving the customer. The persons responsible for the archives in each unit provide information concerning the documents in their possession.

Documents stored for a long time or permanently are filed in the City Archives, i.e. the central archives of the city.

The City Archives also accepts archives from private persons and communities in the Espoo Region.