Local Records

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.

Please see the FAQ for answers to common municipal recordkeeping questions or contact the Records Analysis Unit for immediate help.

Statute

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.

This page was last updated: 2018-12-18