Retention Schedules

Litigation Holds

DRAM Litigation Preservation Directive March 23, 2007 - Legal hold on the destruction of specific records found in all State Agencies and all Political Subdivisions.

Tobacco Product Manufactures Preservation Directive November 6, 2007 / August 27, 2015- Continuing and ongoing directive requiring the proper preservation, management and handling of documents containing information that may be relevant to the matters identified: ARS § 44-7101, § 44-7111, and 1998 Master Settlement Agreement and related legal proceedings.

General Retention Schedules

Any record series listed as permanent on a general retention schedule or that has been designated as historically significant should be transferred to the State Archives when the agency or political subdivision no longer wishes to maintain those records. You can reach the State Archives at 602-926-3720 or 800-228-4710 to discuss the transfer of the records.

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.


Click here to browse and search general retention schedules.
(Counties, Education: K-12, Fire Districts, Higher Education, Municipalities, Special Districts and State Agencies, Boards and Commissions)

State Agency Retention Schedules

Click here to browse and search state agency retention schedules.

Court Retention Schedules

The following Retention Schedules are the responsibility of the State Supreme Court, and are provided here as a courtesy to our customers.  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 Schedule for Judicial Bodies are created by the State Supreme Court, although the State Archives works closely with the State Supreme Court on these Schedules.

Court of Appeals
Limited Jurisdiction Courts
Superior Court
Supreme Court Clerk
Supreme Court Staff Attorneys