municipal records

Municipal Record Retention

In this era of increasing reliance on digital documents and a growing focus on municipal records (and their availability to the public) municipal officials and employees are often confronted with an endless stream of paper and electronic documents which have to be dealt with…somehow. All municipalities face the questions of how long to keep these records, in what form, and how to get rid of them.

“Municipal Records”

Managing Municipal Records

Municipalities have a lot of documents and records to keep track of. Every department, employee, board and official generates and receives hundreds (or thousands) of records per year. Although many of them do not need to be retained, those which do must be managed somehow. In this Legal Q&A, we’ll look at some of the more common questions regarding the efficient management of municipal records.

Q: Where should municipal records be kept? Are there any laws or rules?