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 A new schedule has been added for Agriculture Preservation Records and the schedule for Data Processing has been replaced by the schedule for Information Technology.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.

If you prefer to maintain a hard copy of the Manual, print out and replace the Table of Contents (PDF), the new or revised chapters, the Index (PDF), Appendix VI part A (PDF) and Appendix VI part B (PDF).

Retention and Disposition Schedule for County Governments:


Retention and Disposition Schedule for Municipal Governments:



For more information, please contact Mail inquires may be sent to the following address: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania State Archives Building, 350 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090.

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