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Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 222-2353
Fax: (401) 222-3199
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Our Public Records Administration oversees records management functions within state government. We provide records management advice, assistance and consultation to all state agencies. We also work with agencies to develop records retention and disposition schedules, enabling timely disposal or retention as permanent records of the state. Comprehensive records management services encompass all records, regardless of format or media. We also publish guidelines about records and records issues.

Inactive records of state agencies are stored at the State Records Center, which we administer. Inactive records are those records that agencies no longer require immediate access to, but that are not yet eligible for disposal because of administrative, fiscal or legal requirements.  Access to these records is provided only through the expressed permission of the originating state agency.

The Administrative Records Program maintains the rules and regulations filed with the Office of the Secretary of State by state agencies, boards and commissions.