General Information for Municipalities
All municipalities are participants in the Local Government Records Program. Municipalities may follow the records retention guidelines issued by the Local Government Records Committee without obtaining authorization from the Department of Archives and History.
The Local Government Records Office has been established to provide records management assistance to municipalities. The office will send staff for an on-site visit to consult with county offices upon request.
Municipalities charge an additional $1.00 fee on all filings for which a filing fee is currently charged. Of the fee collected, $.50 is sent to the Department of Archives and History and is dedicated to providing services to participating counties and municipalities through the Local Government Records Office. The remaining $.50 remains in the municipality’s general fund and provides a source of revenue to be used for records management purposes. These funds can be used for personal services, contractual services, commodities, or any expense related to management of county records.