Records Management

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COVID-19 Records — click here for details on why to save historic event documents — 6/15/20

If you need more in-depth assistance, please email us at with your question. Please be sure to write “Records Retention Question” in the subject/title box.

The Colorado State Archives is authorized by statute to prepare retention and disposition schedules for state agencies, municpalities and counties, school districts and special districts in Colorado. These schedules authorize legal destruction of records that are no longer of value to the agency, and they advise agency officials as to which records must be retained permanently.

County Records Management Manual

Municipal Records Management Manual

School District Records Management Manual

Special District Records Management Manual

State Agency Records Management Manual

Agency Specific and Unique Schedules

Many records management questions can be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page