Department of Records - City of Philadelphia

Records Management Unit

The Records Management Unit establishes and enforces recordkeeping standards for all government records.


Using the powers designated by the City Charter, the Unit controls the City's costs by supervising the retention and disposition of records through the use of records retention schedules; ensuring the maintenance of records having continuing administrative, fiscal, legal and historical or research value; reducing records storage and equipment costs and other City resources; designing and controlling the forms necessary for the transaction of business; and developing more efficient recordkeeping systems.


Records Management Procedures, Retention Schedules and the Records Management Officer/ Records Management Liason form have been made available online.


Use the links below to access this information.