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.

General Retention Schedules

Any record series listed as permanent on a general retention schedule 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.

If a record is historically significant, it is a permanent record. Records are deemed historically significant when they:

  • Document a controversial issue
  • Document a program, project, event or issue that results in a significant change that affects the local community, city, county or state
  • Document a program, project, event or issue that involves prominent people, places or events
  • Document a program, project, event or issue that resulted in media attention locally, statewide or nationally

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

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