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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible for the implementation of the records management laws of the state. Once records control schedules have been approved by the appropriate committee, the schedule then has force and effect of law. Officials may dispose of records in the various offices in accordance with applicable schedules.

State Government

The Records Management laws for state agencies was established in 1981. Government Records staff assist state agencies with the development of records control schedules for approval by the State Records Committee. The State Records Center temporarily houses public records as approved by a records control schedule.

The State Archives holds and make publicly accessible permanent records.

To contact State Government Records, call 601-576-6810 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Local Government

In 1996, the Mississippi Legislature passed the Local Government Records Law.  Staff from the Local Government Records Office assist local entities with the continuation of records management, develops records control schedules for approval by the Local Government Records Committee, and provides special assistance to counties in response to records management.

To contact State Government Records, call 601-576-6894 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.