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Managing Text Messages
Text Messages and Public Records - The Basics
Are Text Messages Public Records?
How Long Do Text Messages Need to be Kept?
Capture and Retention of Text Messages
Managing Public Records Created or Received as Text Messages
Information about creating agency policies on text messaging (including examples) is available from the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC):
MRSC Text Messaging Policies (External Link)
Managing text messages is covered as part of the
Electronic Records Management 1.0
training sessions that Washington State Archives provides at no charge to state and local government agencies.
for availability and online registration