How long should I keep my files?

The City follows the State Records Retention Schedules, which list the records you create and how long you need to keep them. Remember, retention applies to the content of the record and not its format.

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1. What is a public record?
2. What is my responsibility for maintaining public records?
3. How can I determine if an item is a public record?
4. I do all my work on a computer and never print or sign anything. Do records retention schedules, Public Records Law and records management policies apply to me?
5. I regularly forget to follow the records retention schedule. Nothing can happen to me, right?
6. How long should I keep my files?