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General Records Retention Schedules

  Local Government General Records Retention Schedules For use by county and municipal government agencies. Local Government General Records Retention Schedules   School District Records Retention Schedules For use by public and charter schools and School District offices. School Districts General Retention Schedules   State Agency General Records Retention Schedules For use by the executive, judicial, […]

Records Management Forms

  Appointment Forms Municipalities, Counties, and State Agencies Record Officer and Authorized Agent Form for Municipalities, Counties and State Agencies (doc) User’s Guide to Appointment of Records Officer and Authorized Agents: Local Government and State Agencies (pdf) School Districts, Schools, Colleges and Universities Record Officer and Authorized Agent Form for School Districts, Schools, Colleges and […]

Records Policies

Guidelines and other helpful information related to sending your records to DPA Appointment of Records Officers and Authorized Agents (pdf) DE Documentation Procedures (pdf) DE Freedom of Information Act DE Public Records Law Electronic Mail (pdf) Electronic Media Storage (pdf) Title 2: Grants and Agreements, Part 200—Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for […]

Retention Schedules

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Tips and Tools

Tips and Tools for Records Management Cubic Foot Conversion Chart (pdf) Cubic Feet Conversion Factors (xlsx) This tool may be used by agencies to determine the cubic feet volume measurement required for Delaware Public Archive Destruction Notices. The tool is used in cases when a contracted vendor is to destroy traditional paper records that have […]

Government Services

    The Government Services section is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law by providing records management services to all state and local government agencies. This section provides guidance and training on the creation, destruction, maintenance, retention, use, and preservation of records created and received in the course of […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I request my birth or marriage certificate? Our holdings contain birth records older than 72 years and marriage records older than 50 years. If you were born after 1951 or married after 1973 you need to contact the Office of Vital Statistics at (302) 744-4549 ( If you were born or married […]

To Retain or Not to Retain, That is the Question

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Kit Carson, Government Services Manager If you’ve ever been to the research room, you’re probably familiar with members of our public services and record services staff. These are the people that prepare and service the records from our holdings for the public to use. […]

Behind the Scenes: Internal Functions of the Delaware Public Archives

The Delaware Public Archives preserves and exhibits many of Delaware’s most vibrant historical documents. Our rich Delaware history can be viewed by visiting the research room, browsing our Collection Gateway online, or by visiting our wonderful exhibit galleries. In addition to the public pieces of Delaware history, we are a secure repository to a myriad of […]

“Life Cycle” Changes in Government Services

Over the next few weeks in celebration of Archives  month we will be hosting guest bloggers. They will share their point of view and stories from the archives.  Today’s blog is from Jim Frazier, Government Services Manager.   The times they are a-changin’ in the Government Services section. The retirement bug is on the loose […]