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Visiting the record office

The county record office is in Malpas Road, Northallerton, a short walk from the railway station and town centre. There is limited free parking available on site, with disc parking in nearby streets and a pay-and-display car park within five to ten minutes' walk.

Please contact us to make an appointment before visiting. Bookings can be made by telephone, email, post or in person.

Opening hours

DayOpening hours
Monday8.50am - 4.45pm
Tuesday8.50am - 4.45pm
Wednesday9.30am - 8.45pm
Thursday8.50am - 4.45pm
Friday8.50am - 4.15pm
Saturday9.30am - 4.15pm on the first Saturday of most months. Please check in advance.

On Saturdays, all our usual microfilm records and searchroom facilities will be available but original items must be ordered in advance.

The building is on one floor and is fully accessible. A parking space is available for disabled visitors and those with limited mobility.


  • Large public searchroom;
  • Microfilm readers and reader-printers;
  • Digital scanners for original documents and microfilm;
  • Free access to and;
  • Wi-fi internet access and PC for visitors' use;
  • Selection of local history books and periodicals;
  • Tea room for visitors' use; and
  • Exhibition area.

County archives research network tickets

We are members of the County Archives Research Network (CARN) scheme and you will need to hold a reader's ticket to use our searchroom. If you have not already got such a ticket, you may obtain one free of charge when you arrive at this office, on production of identification documents. A driving licence, or any combination of documents which will confirm your signature and current address, are suitable for this purpose.

Information for new visitors

Before your first visit to the office, please take a little time to read through our information for new visitors for advice and guidance on using the searchroom and consulting our holdings.

Self-service copying in our searchroom

Self-service reader / printer machines are available for making A3 and A4 paper copies of records on microfilm.

A self-service microfilm scanner is available for making digital scans from microfilm to USB memory stick.

A self-service digital 'book scanner' is available in the searchroom for making copies of some original records.

North Riding Registry of Deeds

Self-service copying of the North Riding Registry of Deeds volumes from 1885 onwards is not allowed.

Photography permits

You are welcome to bring your own camera to take photographs of the original documents in our care (excluding the North Riding Registry of Deeds and original parish registers) upon purchasing a photography permit. Weekly or daily permits can be purchased with no restriction on the number of images that may be taken. A camera stand and an SLR digital camera are available for hire.

For further information, please see our current list of charges for copying documents.

Educational and group visits

We welcome educational and group visits by prior arrangement. Please see our educational and group visits page for more information.

This page was last updated on 23 December 2016