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The Local Government Records Committee is composed of  the following members: the attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, chairman of the Tax Commission, director of the Department of Archives and History, representatives from the Family Research Association, Association of Supervisors, Mississippi Bar, Chancery Clerks’ Association, Circuit Clerks’ Association, Clerks’ Association, Mississippi Historical Society, Mississippi Municipal League, Sheriffs’ Association, Superintendents of Education Association, Tax Assessor-Collector Association, and a representative appointed by the governor. The director of the Department of Archives and History serves as chairperson of the committee.  Members of the committee serve a term of two years and may serve no more than two terms. 

It is the duty of the committee to approve, disapprove, amend or modify records control schedules for municipalities, participating counties, and other local governmental entities for the disposition of records, based on administrative, legal, fiscal or historical value.  The committee normally meets the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October.  Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the William F. Winter Archives and History Building located at 200 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

Retention schedules presented to the committee are available for public comment thirty (30) days prior to the meeting and may be obtained by contacting the Local Government Records Office. When possible, the proposed retention schedules are posted on this site.

Public comment may be submitted to the Local Government Records Office.