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County/Local Government Records Management: Disposition Year Chart

A quick reference for use with your records retention schedule

IC 5-15-5.1-14
"A public official or agency may not mutilate, destroy, sell, loan, or otherwise dispose of any government record, except under a record retention schedule or with the written consent of the commission." [on Public Records]

Instructions:

  1. In the left column, find the year in which your records were created.
  2. In the top row, find the retention period for your records, based on what is listed in the appropriate county/local records retention schedule.
  3. At the spot where the two cross, a year will be listed; your records will be eligible for disposition in January of that year.
  4. Check your  records retention schedule to see whether the disposition listed is
    • DESTROY 
      or
    • TRANSFER to the Indiana Archives 

      and follow it accordingly.
Year Records Created
Retention Period
3 years
4 years
5 years
6 years
10 years
200020042005200620072011
200120052006200720082012
200220062007200820092013
200320072008200920102014
200420082009201020112015
200520092010201120122016
200620102011201220132017
200720112012201320142018
200820122013201420152019
200920132014201520162020
201020142015201620172021
201120152016201720182022
201220162017201820192023
201320172018201920202024
201420182019202020212025
201520192020202120222026
201620202021202220232027
201720212022202320242028
201820222023202420252029
201920232024202520262030
202020242025202620272031
202120252026202720282032