Local records management is guided by the Vermont Local Records Program. The Vermont Local Records Program (VLRP) is a collaborative effort of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), interested municipalities, the VMCTA, and other stakeholders to assists local governments meet their record-keeping requirements. Under the leadership of VSARA, VLRP strives to provide local governments with the necessary tools and skill set to manage their public records.
Pursuant to 1 V.S.A. § 317a (Disposition of public records) all public records are considered permanent unless destruction has been authorized under a record schedule approved by the State Archivist or by law. The Vermont Local Records Program is intended to assist local governments meet their record-keeping requirements through ongoing collaboration and contact with stakeholder organizations; development and implementation of justifiable and defensible record retention schedules and policies that meet the obligations of municipalities; and by offering targeted education opportunities to municipal officials for efficient and sustainable management of municipal records into the future.
Please see our brochure for more on VLRP.