Records from 1970-2009 of the former District Courts of Kemijärvi, Lapland and Rovaniemi can be ordered for now from both Rovaniemi Registry and Sodankylä Registry of the present District Court of Lapland. Older records are in the Provincial Archives of Oulu. However, estate inventory deeds after 1 September 1994 are available from the Tax Office.
District court records from 1970-2009 of the former District Courts of Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi have been transferred to Rovaniemi Registry of the present District Court of Lapland.
Records from 1970-2009 of the former District Court of Lapland are archived in Sodankylä Registry.
Since 2010 all the District Court of Lapland records are filed in Rovaniemi Registry.
There are also records relating to Land Court matters in Rovaniemi Registry since 1938.
Registrations of titles, mortgaging and other real estate registration matters were transferred to care of Land Survey of Finland on 1 January 2010. At the same time, the archives relating to real estate matters were transferred as follows:
- Archives before 1 December 1993 to the Provincial Archives of Oulu.
- Archives after 1 December 1993 to the Land Survey of Finland.
The Provincial Archives of Oulu contact information:
telephone 029 533 7230, telefax (08) 556 1039