General Retention Schedules
If you have a record series listed as permanent, or it is historically significant, please contact the State Archives at (602) 926-3720 for next steps.
Permanent and Historical Records
General Schedules supersede all existing custom schedules with the following exception: the custom schedule retention period is longer than the general schedule retention period.
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State Agency Retention Schedules
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Legislative Retention Schedules
The following Retention Schedules are the responsibility of the Legislature and are provided here as a courtesy to our customers. Retention schedules for legislative bodies are created by their respective bodies although the State Archives works closely with the Legislature on these schedules.
Court Retention Schedules
Court retention schedules are the responsibility of the State Supreme Court and can be found in the Code of Judicial Administration. All judicial bodies (Supreme Court, Superior Courts, Justice Courts, Municipal Courts, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, etc.) fall under the responsibility of the State Supreme Court, and are administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Retention schedules for judicial bodies are created by the State Supreme Court, although the State Library, Archives, and Public Records works closely with the State Supreme Court on these schedules.
The retention schedules in the Code of Judicial Administration can be located as follows:
Court of Appeals (Section 2-201)
Limited Jurisdiction Courts (Section 4-302)
Probation (Section 6-115)
Superior Court (Section 3-402)
Supreme Court Clerk (Section 2-101)
Retention schedules for Supreme Court staff attorneys and the State Bar are set by Administrative Orders.
Supreme Court Staff Attorneys (Administrative Order 2020-43)
State Bar (Administrative Order 2020-153)