Final Drafts of Functional Schedules

These drafts are no longer current.  Please see https://archives.ncdcr.gov/government/retention-schedules/state-agency-schedules for the final version. Having spent the last 3 months working with agencies to crosswalk their records to the new functional schedules, we are ready to share the final drafts of these functional schedules.  Each schedule now includes a fleshed out appendix of records that will transfer to…

Disaster Preparations

The State Archives of North Carolina is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma and the potential impacts it could have on North Carolina. We are encouraging all agencies to start preparation actions to help protect your records. Stabilize your records storage areas Ensure that records are a minimum of 3-6 inches off the floor.…

Looking Back on State Government Social Media

Would your North Carolina state agency like to preserve its social media posts? You can look into the distant past of social media and see how your agency’s social media presence has evolved. The State Archives captures North Carolina state government social media, but we need your help to make sure your social media output…

Retention of County Tax Records

County tax offices have their own local records retention schedule that can get lost in the shuffle, the 2013 County Tax Administration Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. It has sections for property appraisal records, tax collection records, land records, motor vehicle records, and business and other tax records. Here is the retention for some common tax records. Tax Collection Records How long…

Court Records Transfers in 2017

It has already been a busy year for court records transfers to the State Archives. I recently posted about the voluminous records transfer initiated by Moore County’s Clerk of Superior Court (see Moore County Transfer: Court Records) this past June, but we’ve been all over the state in 2017, inventorying and transferring valuable court records…