Official Records

Dundee City Archives and Record Centre holds the official records of:

  • The City of Dundee District Council,
  • the former Corporation of Dundee,
  • and the core records of the former Tayside Regional Council.

These include:

Dundee Burgh/Corporation/Council Records

Burgh Court

  • Burgh Court Books, 1520 to 1898
  • Burgh Court registers of decrees, 1676 to 1883
  • Lawburrows books, 1621 to 1821
  • Register of Deeds, 1626 to 1908
  • Burgh protocol books, 1518 to 1653

Port of Dundee

  • Shipping registers, 1580 to 1713

Taxation

  • Cess books, 1826 to 1896
  • Valuation Rolls, 1826 to 1990 – Find out more.

Public Services

  • School Board / Education Authority / Education Committee minutes: log books and registers of schools, c. 1864 to date (varies)
  • Dundee Police Board / Police Commissioners Minutes, 1824 to 1894
  • Chief Sanitary Inspector

Broughty Ferry

  • Broughty Ferry Police Commissioners / Town Council minutes, 1877 to 1913

Contact the Archives

Email: archives@dundeecity.gov.uk
Telephone: 01382 434494
Postal Address: 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY