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 District Attorneys of the City. Once these records have met their legal retention 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 the procedures insuring that disposal is made of records whose legal retention periods have expired and are no longer required as determined by the owner agency, the office of the DORIS commissioner, and the Law Department.
The Division provides records management training to City agencies' records management personnel in order to enhance their professional skills.
Managing New York City's Records (in PDF)
Records Request Forms
The following forms must be printed, completed, signed, and returned via mail.
Records Retention Request (in PDF)
Record Disposition Request (in PDF)