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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 destruction in January of that year.

Year Records Created
Retention Period
3 years
4 years
5 years
6 years
10 years
1985 1989 1990 1991 1992 1996
1986 1990 1991 1992 1993 1997
1987 1991 1992 1993 1994 1998
1988 1992 1993 1994 1995 1999
1989 1993 1994 1995 1996 2000
1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 2001
1991 1995 1996 1997 1998 2002
1992 1996 1997 1998 1999 2003
1993 1997 1998 1999 2000 2004
1994 1998 1999 2000 2001 2005
1995 1999 2000 2001 2002 2006
1996 2000 2001 2002 2003 2007
1997 2001 2002 2003 2004 2008
1998 2002 2003 2004 2005 2009
1999 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010
2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2011
2001 2005 2006 2007 2008 2012
2002 2006 2007 2008 2009 2013
2003 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014
2004 2008 2009 2010 2011 2015
2005 2009 2010 2011 2012 2016
2006 2010 2011 2012 2013 2017
2007 2011 2012 2013 2014 2018
2008 2012 2013 2014 2015 2019
2009 2013 2014 2015 2016 2020
2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2021
2011 2015 2016 2017 2018 2022