Actual disposal of such records by a local government is subject to the policies and procedures of its records management program.
Destruction of local government records contrary to the provisions of the Local Government Records Act of 1989 and administrative rules adopted under it, including this schedule, is a Class A misdemeanor and, under certain circumstances, a third-degree felony (Penal Code, Section 37.10).
This retention period affords local governments the maximum amount of discretion in determining a specific retention period for the record described.
The use of an asterisk in this edition of Local Schedule PS indicates that the record is either new to this edition, the retention period for the record has been changed, or amendments have been made to the description of or remarks concerning the record.
No local government office may dispose of a record listed in this schedule prior to the expiration of its retention period.
Electronic records may include electronic mail (e-mail), websites, electronic publications, or any other machine-readable format.
Paper or microfilm copies may be retained in lieu of electronic records.
An asterisk is not used to indicate minor amendments to grammar or punctuation.
AV - As long as administratively valuable CE - Calendar year end CFR - Code of Federal Regulations FE - Fiscal year end LA - Life of asset TAC - Texas Administrative Code USC - United States Code US - Until superseded Retention Notes: a) The term “public safety agency” means any local law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services, or emergency communications department, district, or office; and the offices of the county medical examiner, district attorney, county attorney, and community supervision and corrections.