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Records Retention Schedule for All State Agencies

  • State Government General Records Retention Schedule - Version 6.1 (August 2020) PDF | Word

This records retention schedule authorizes the destruction/transfer of public records documenting common functions and activities of state government agencies, including universities and community and technical colleges. It is to be used in conjunction with the other approved schedules that relate to the unique functions of the agency.

Records Retention Schedules for Specific State Government Sectors

  • Community and Technical Colleges — Version 2.0 (February 2020)PDF | Word
  • Public Schools (K-12) – Version 8.3 (June 2020)PDF | Word

Records Retention Schedules for Specific State Agencies

  • Accountancy, Board of — Version 1.1 (September 2012)PDF | Word
  • Actuary, Office of the State (Last Updated 2011)PDF
  • Administrative Hearings, Office of — Version 1.0 (June 2018)PDF | Word
  • Agriculture, Department of — Version 1.5 (February 2020)PDF | Word
  • Archaeology and Historic Preservation, Department of — Version 1.3 (June 2016)PDF | Word
  • Attorney General, Office of the — Version 1.3 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Auditor's Office, State — Version 1.1 (December 2015)PDF | Word
  • Blind, Department of Services to the — Version 1.0 (March 2017)PDF | Word
  • Central Washington University — Version 1.4 (August 2019)PDF | Word
  • Children, Youth, and Families, Department of — Version 2.0 (July 2019)PDF | Word
  • Commerce, Department of — Version 1.2 (August 2018)PDF | Word
  • Consolidated Technology Services — Version 1.2 (February 2019)PDF | Word
  • Corrections, Department of — Version 1.5 (April 2018)PDF | Word
  • Criminal Justice Training Commission — Version 1.1 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • Eastern Washington University — Version 1.0 (December 2017)PDF | Word
  • Ecology, Department of — Version 1.4 (April 2018)PDF | Word
  • Economic and Revenue Forecast Council — Version 1.0 (March 2015)PDF | Word
  • Employment Security Department – Version 1.0 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Enterprise Services, Department of — Version 2.0 (December 2016)PDF | Word
  • Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office — Version 1.0 (March 2015)PDF | Word
  • Evergreen State College, The — Version 1.0 (December 2015)PDF | Word
  • Financial Institutions, Department of — Version 1.0 (December 2012)PDF | Word
  • Financial Management, Office of — Version 1.5 (February 2019) PDF | Word
  • Fish and Wildlife, Department of — Version 1.10 (December 2016)PDF | Word
  • Gambling Commission, State — Version 1.0 (March 2016)PDF | Word
  • Governor, Office of the — Version 1.4 (August 2018) PDF | Word
  • Health Care Authority — Version 1.6 (July 2018)PDF | Word
  • Health Care Facilities Authority – Version 1.0 (March 2017)PDF | Word
  • Health, Department of — Version 1.4 (June 2019)PDF | Word
  • Industrial Insurance Appeals, Board of — Version 1.0 (December 2014)PDF | Word
  • Insurance Commissioner, Office of the — Version 1.1 (February 2019)PDF | Word
  • Investment Board, State — Version 1.1 (September 2014)PDF | Word
  • Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee — Version 1.0 (December 2014)PDF | Word
  • Labor and Industries, Department of — Version 1.9 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee (LEAP) (Last Updated 1985)PDF
  • Licensing, Department of – Version 1.0 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • Lottery, Washington State — Version 1.1 (September 2017)PDF | Word
  • Military Department — Version 1.4 (December 2017)PDF | Word
  • Natural Resources, Department of - Version 1.2 (December 2017)PDF | Word
  • Patrol, Washington State (Last Updated 2011)PDF
  • Pilotage Commissioners, Board of — Version 1.0 (December 2018)PDF | Word
  • Pollution Liability Insurance Agency — Version 1.1 (June 2014)PDF | Word
  • Public Disclosure Commission — Version 1.1 (February 2019)PDF | Word
  • Public Employment Relations Commission — Version 1.0 (March 2014)PDF | Word
  • Recreation and Conservation Office — Version 1.0 (September 2014)PDF | Word
  • Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of – Version 1.0 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Retirement Systems, Department of – Version 1.0 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Revenue, Department of — Version 2.1 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • Secretary of State, Office of the — Version 1.2 (June 2019) PDF | Word
  • Social and Health Services, Department of — Version 2.1 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • State Parks and Recreation Commission – Version 1.1 (August 2018) PDF | Word
  • State Treasurer, Office of the — Version 1.7 (October 2019)PDF | Word
  • Statute Law Committee / Code Reviser’s Office Version 1.0 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Student Achievement Council — Version 1.0 (June 2017)PDF | Word
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction, Office of the — Version 1.5 (June 2016)PDF | Word
  • Supreme Court — Version 1.0 (March 2013)PDF | Word
  • Tax Appeals, Board of — Version 1.0 (December 2014)PDF | Word
  • Traffic Safety Commission, Washington — Version 1.0 (December 2017)PDF | Word
  • Transportation, Department of — Version 1.8 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • U.W. Medicine — Version 1.9 (October 2019)PDF | Word
  • University of Washington — Version 2.13 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Utilities and Transportation Commission — Version 1.1 (April 2019)PDF | Word
  • Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers, Board for — Version 1.0 (March 2014)PDF | Word
  • Washington State University — Version 1.3 (August 2020)PDF | Word
  • Western Washington University — Version 3.2 (June 2020)PDF | Word
  • Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board – Version 1.0 (December 2019)PDF | Word