Records Retention Schedules show how long records must be stored based on administrative, fiscal, and legal requirements, as well as their historical value. Agency Specific Records Retention Schedules list records that are unique to the work of the agency. Agencies are not required to have an agency specific records retention schedule.

Agencies that are part of the State Records Management Program:

  • Constitutional Offices, including the Office of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of the State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, and State Attorney General
  • Agencies in the executive department
  • Public colleges and universities
  • Quasi-public agencies, like Access Health CT, CT Paid Leave Authority, and several others

PLEASE NOTE: Only Agency Specific Records Retention Schedules created or revised after July 1, 2007 are posted below. Schedules dated prior to July 1, 2007 are on file at the Office of the Public Records Administrator.

Contact the Office of the Public Records Administrator if:

  • You have records that you cannot locate on any records retention schedule
  • You are not sure if your agency is included in the program
  • You are looking for retention schedules published prior to July 1, 2007
  • You are looking for superseded or obsolete records retention schedules
Forms, policies, and procedures for the State Records Management Program.

Records Retention Schedules show how long records must be stored based on administrative, fiscal, and legal requirements, as well as their historical value. General Records Retention Schedules list records that are common to many agencies.  

The State Records Center Facility provides records storage and destruction services to state agencies free of charge.
For questions on managing public records (retention, disposition, etc)