The Municipal Records Management Division maintains 1 million cubic feet of active records for New York City agencies, as well as those of the non-federal courts and five District Attorneys. After these records meet their legal retention period and become eligible for disposal, they are reviewed for historical value. All records of historical significance are then transferred to the New York City Municipal Archives for permanent storage.
The MRMD is responsible for setting the City's policy for record management and ensuring the policies are followed..
The MRMD provides records management training to City agencies' records management personnel in order to enhance their professional skills.