Introduction to Records Management Services

Records Management of group discussion.

Michigan's Records Management program began in 1952 when legislation was enacted following the disastrous fire of the State Office Building (now the Lewis Cass Building). In 2004, state and local government records management services were merged.

The Records Management Services provides expertise and assistance to state and local government agencies by:

  • establishing, implementing, and maintaining standards, procedures, and guidelines for record keeping;
  • providing education, training, and information programs to agencies regarding records management issues;
  • providing micrographics and document imaging services to agencies;
  • establishing Retention and Disposal Schedules for public records by appraising their administrative, fiscal, legal and archival value; and
  • providing storage and retrieval of inactive records at the State Records Center (state agencies only).

For more information about the services available to state government, please take a look at our brochure.


Updated 3/22/2010