Retention and Disposal Schedules
Retention & Disposal Schedules identify all of the records that are maintained by government agencies, regardless of format. Schedules define how long records need to be retained to satisfy administrative, fiscal, legal and historical requirements, and they specify if/when records can be destroyed. Schedules are legal documents approved by an agency, Records Management Services, Archives of Michigan, Auditor General (state government only), Attorney General (state government only), and the State Administrative Board. Approved schedules provide the only legal authority to destroy public records.
- Agency-Specific Schedules
Agency-specific schedules cover records that are unique to a particular agency. This page has information about creating specific schedules.
- General Schedules for State Government General Schedules cover records that are common to a particular function or type of agency. Electronic copies are available for viewing and printing.
- General Schedules for Local Government
General Schedules cover records that are common to a particular function or type of agency. Electronic copies are available for viewing and printing.
- Definitions of Retention Codes
Definitions of the codes that appear on Records Retention and Disposal Schedules.
- Frequently Asked Questions about General Schedules Information about general schedules for state agencies and local governments.