It can be difficult to keep track of all the regulations when it comes to record retention. Every state has its own rules on top of the federal government rules. Many people don’t know that each state has what is called a State Archivist.
The State Archivist has many responsibilities, but one of them is to document the state’s record retention guidelines for businesses and individuals.
With that in mind, we got a list together of each State Archivist and their website so that you could easily find the record retention guidelines for your state.
Alaska – http://www.archives.state.ak.us
Arizona – https://azlibrary.gov/records
Arkansas – http://www.ark-ives.com/
California – http://www.osp.dgs.ca.gov/calrim/
Colorado – http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/
Delaware – http://archives.delaware.gov/
Georgia – https://dph.georgia.gov/VitalRecords
Indiana – http://www.in.gov/icpr/2361.htm
Massachusetts – http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcidx.htm
Minnesota – http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/index.php
Missouri – http://www.sos.mo.gov/records/recmgmt/
Montana – https://sosmt.gov/records
Nebraska – http://www.sos.ne.gov/staticrecordsmgmt.htm
New Hampshire – http://sos.nh.gov/arch_rec_mgmt.aspx
North Carolina – http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/
North Dakota – https://www.nd.gov/itd/services/records-management
Rhode Island – http://sos.ri.gov/archives/
South Carolina – https://scdah.sc.gov/records-management
South Dakota – http://www.state.sd.us/boa/records.htm
Tennessee – https://sos.tn.gov/rmd
Utah – http://archives.utah.gov/
West Virginia – http://www.wvculture.org/history/rmpb/rmpb.html
Wisconsin – http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/
Wyoming – http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/
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