Records/Document Management

State Links

Alabama

Revised Records Retention Schedule (April 7, 2009). Supreme Court, State of Alabama. Records retention and disposition schedule for the Circuit, District, Juvenile, and Municipal Courts.

Alaska

Administrative Bulletin No. 25 (February 10, 2011).Office of the Administrative Director. Policy on retention, destruction and microfilming of records for trial courts (Superior and District).

Arizona

Administrative Order No. 2006-29. (March 2006). Supreme Court, State of Arizona Records retention and disposition schedule for the Superior Courts of Arizona.

Arkansas

Order 7. Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Records Retention Schedule (June 20, 1994). Supreme Court, State of Arkansas. Records retention and disposition schedule for the apellate courts of Arkansas.

California

Management of Trial Court Records (2013) California Government Code Sections 68150-68153. Statutorily established records retention and disposition schedule for California trial courts. Note: recently amended and rewritten by AB 1352 of 2013.

Florida

Judicial Branch Records Retention Schedule (January 1, 2011). Supreme Court, State of Florida. Records retention and disposition schedule for all "judicial branch entities".

Georgia

Superior Court Records Retention Schedules. Various dates. Records retention and disposition schedule for the Superior Courts of Georgia.

Hawaii

Records Control Schedule 1, Retention Schedule for the Supreme Court and the Intermediate Court of Appeal (February 23, 2011). Supreme Court, State of Hawaii. Policy on retention, destruction and microfilming of records for appellate courts.

Records Control Schedule 2, Retention Schedule for the Circuit Courts (April 11, 2013). Supreme Court, State of Hawaii. Policy on retention, destruction and microfilming of records for Circuit Courts.

Records Control Schedule 3, Retention Schedule for the District Courts (April 11, 2013). Supreme Court, State of Hawaii. Policy on retention, destruction and microfilming of records for District Courts.

Records Control Schedule 4, Retention Schedule for the Land Court/Tax Appeal Court (April 11, 2013). Supreme Court, State of Hawaii. Policy on retention, destruction and microfilming of records for Land Court/Tax Appeal Court.

Indiana

Administrative Rule 7, Judicial Retention Schedules (various dates). Supreme Court, State of Indiana. Policy on retention, destruction and microfilming of records for the trial courts.

Maine

Administrative Order JB-05-21. (August 1, 2005). Supreme Judicial Court, State of Maine. Records retention and disposition schedule for all courts in state.

Maryland

Circuit Courts of Maryland, Records Retention and Disposal. The purpose of this publication is to streamline records management throughout the circuit courts while ensuring that records are maintained to the end of their useful life.

Massachusetts

S.J.C. Rule 1:11. (as amended September 1, 1991). Supreme Judicial Court, State of Massachusetts. District Court Record Retention Schedule.

Michigan

Case File Management Standards. (December 2006). Michigan Supreme Court and State Court Administrative Office The case-file management standards are a first step toward establishing a framework by which the trial courts may implement a records management program with responsibility for controlling records throughout the court for the life cycle of those records.

Minnesota

District Court Records Management: Introductory Information and Retention Schedule. (August 2008). Minnesota Judicial Branch Schedule permits the orderly destruction of public records, including case files.

Mississippi

Records Retention Schedule for Counties. (Revised April 16, 2013). Department of Archives & History, Local Government Records Office. Records retention and disposition schedule for county entities.

Missouri

Court Operating Rule 8. (Revised January 1, 2012). Supreme Court, State of Missouri. Records retention and disposition schedule for all Missouri courts.

Nebraska

Schedule 18. (August 4, 2010). Nebraska Records Management Division. Records retention and disposition schedule for County Courts.

Nevada

Minimum Records Retention Schedules. (As amended through September 30, 2011). Supreme Court, State of Nevada. Records retention and disposition schedule for the trial courts of the state.

New Jersey

Judiciary Records Management. Judiciary record retention schedules, state of New Jersey.

New York

Records Retention and Disposition Schedules. (Various). State of New York Unified Court System. Court record retention schedules for Appellate Courts, Civil Records of the Civil Court of the City of New York, City Courts, District Courts & Town and Village Courts, Court of Claims, Civil Records of the Supreme and County Courts, Criminal Records of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, City Courts, District Courts & Town and Village Courts, Criminal Records of the Supreme and County Courts, Drug Treatment Courts, Family Court, Jury System, and Surrogate's Court.

North Dakota

Records Retention Schedule -- Courts. (November 2006). North Dakota Supreme Court Rules Records retention schedule applying to electronic and paper records in the North Dakota courts.

Pennsylvania

Records Retention and Disposition Schedule with Guidelines. (February 2005). Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts Schedule for courts of common pleas, magisterial district courts, Philadelphia Municipal Court, Philadelphia Traffic Court, and the Pittsburgh Magistrate’s Court.

Rhode Island

Records Retention Schedule LG 12 (Reissued March 2008). Office of the Secretary of State Rhode Island State Archives & Public Records Administration Records retention and disposition schedule for Municipal Court records.

South Carolina

Records Retention Schedules for South Carolina Clerks of Court. (August 10, 1996). Supreme Court, State of South Carolina. Records retention and disposition schedule for the trial courts of South Carolina.

Utah

Judicial Council Rules of Judicial Administration Appendix F, Utah State Court Records Retention Schedule. (March 2006). Judicial Council, State of Utah. Records retention and disposition schedule for all the courts in the state.

Virginia

Retention of case records; limitations on enforcement of judgments; extensions & Retention of financial and administrative records. (2013) Virginia Code § 16.1-69.53 through 16.1-69.56. Statutorily established records retention and disposition schedule for Virginia District Courts.

Disposition of papers in ended cases. (2013) Virginia Code § 17.1-213 Statutorily established records retention and disposition schedule for Virginia Circuit Courts.

Wyoming

Wyoming Circuit Courts Retention Schedule. (May 23, 2005). Wyoming State Archives. Records retention and disposition schedule for the Circuit Courts of Wyoming.