Records retention schedules govern how long a government agency must keep the records it creates or receives. The Indiana Archives and Records Administration works with both state and local government agencies to develop those records retention schedules.
For State agencies: the State General Retention Schedule covers common record types likely to be created and received by all state government agencies, no matter what services they provide. Agency-Specific Retention Schedules cover record types unique to one state government agency, or to a specific division of that agency. For more information on state government records retention rules, contact the State Records Management Division: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For County and Local agencies: the County/Local General Retention Schedule covers common record types likely to be created and received by all local government units, no matter what services they provide. County/Local Office Retention Schedules cover record types that may be created or received by all county or local offices of a certain type: all County Clerks, all public libraries, all local law enforcement agencies, and so on. For more information on local government records retention rules, contact the County/Local Records Management Division: email@example.com.