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Using the Local Government Common Records Retention Schedule (CORE)

This records retention schedule authorizes the destruction/transfer of public records documenting the common functions and activities of all local government agencies such as the management of the agency and the management of the agency's assets, finances, human resources, and information resources. It is to be used in conjunction with the other approved schedules that relate to more specific functions of the agency.


Local Government Common Records Retention Schedule (CORE) - Version 4.1 (August 2020)

Crosswalks from Previous Versions

Applying the Local Government Common Records Retention Schedule (CORE) to Specific Types of Records

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