Retention and Disposition Schedules

To: All holders of the County Records Manual, 2002 Edition

Instructions for updates to the Manual

The County Records Committee met on September 26, 2012 to approve revisions and additions to the County Records Manual. A new schedule has been added for Agriculture Preservation Records and the schedule for Data Processing has been replaced by the schedule for Information Technology. In addition there were revisions to the schedules for Administrative and Legal Records, Election, Voter Registration, Emergency Management, Payroll, Personnel, Planning and Zoning, Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary.

If you are maintaining the Manual in electronic form, download the updated manual (PDF) and delete the old file.

County Records Manual with Retention and Disposition Schedules (PDF, 3,8 MB)


Municipal Records Manual with Retention and Disposition Schedules (PDF, 1 MB)


For more information, please contact:

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania State Archives Building
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090

Email local government section

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