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Note on Retention Periods: The records retention periods stated
in the manuals are suggested retention periods only. Your local
records commission may approve other retention periods.
Note on Records Series: The manuals list common record series
created by local governments. Your office may not create all of the records
listed in the manuals. Likewise, you may create additional records not
listed in the manuals or you may call a record series by a different name.
Your office's retention schedules should be created in accordance with
the records that your office creates.
your suggestions for additions and updates
County Records Manual Revised
The County Records Manual contains lists of records often created by county
offices and corresponding suggested retention periods. The most recent
edition includes an expanded section on general schedules for county government,
including general schedules for administrative electronic records.
LGR Handbook Revised January 2000
The LGR Handbook provides an introduction to records management for local
governments in Ohio. It includes guidelines for establishing a records
program, information regarding micrographics, and sections of the Ohio
Revised Code that apply to local government records issues.
Municipal Records Manual Revised January
The Municipal Manual includes lists of records often created by municipalities
and corresponding suggested retention periods.
Township Records Manual
The Township Records Manual contains lists of records often created by
township offices and corresponding suggested retention periods.
Sample Library Retention Schedule
The sample library retention schedule is a brief listing of records that
many public libraries create and corresponding suggested retention periods.
School Records Retention Schedule (.PDF file)
School Records Retention Schedule (Microsoft Word File)
The School Records Retention Schedule contains a breakdown of records
relating to schools and school systems along with corresponding suggested
Note: This sample retention schedule for school districts is also
available from the Auditor of State's Office. To obtain a hard copy of
this sample schedule, please call (614) 728-7172
Paper copies of the LGR publications can be ordered from the LGRP. Download
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