How long are certain records retained?
Most public records have a retention schedule of six years, if they are not minutes, deeds, plats, rule dockets, etc. The records that can be disposed of in the six-year time span are kept just for auditing purposes. Records that are readily disposed of in these time periods are usually kept in a records center and not the archives itself. The archives are a holding area for all permanent records.

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1. Where can I find Death Records after 1956?
2. Where is a good starting point to search for past family members in Madison County?
3. Where can I find past tax records?
4. How long are certain records retained?
5. What is the length of time before disposals are made?