The Central Office of the National Archives of Norway in Oslo and the regional state archives together form the National Archives of Norway, headed by the Director General. The National Archives of Norway is an independent government authority under the Ministry of Culture.
The National Archives Central Office in Oslo is responsible for the records created by the government's central administration, i.e. ministries and directorates, etc., as well as the archives of the Supreme Court.
The Regional State Archives in Oslo is a part of the National Archives of Norway, covering the district of Oslo, Østfold, and Akershus. The Regional State Archives in Oslo and The National Archives are both situated in the National Archives Building in Oslo.
The Sámi Archives is situated in Kautokeino and is depo responsible for public archives of importance to the Sámi community, history and culture. Archives is also responsible for Sami private archives.