Utah Administrative Code

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R17. Administrative Services, Archives and Records Service.

Rule R17-6. Records Storage and Disposal at the State Records Center.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R17-6-1. Authority and Purpose.

In accordance with Subsection 63A-12-104(1), this rule establishes a procedure for the storage and disposal of records at the State Records Center.

R17-6-2. Records Storage and Disposal -- Agency Responsibility.

(1) An agency may transfer semi-active records to the Records Center for storage.

(2) Prior to transfer, the agency must verify that records have a State Archives record series number, an approved retention schedule, and have met all in office retention requirements.

(3) Records stored in the State Records Center remain in the official custody of the agency that transferred them.

(4) In the event that an agency has not transferred records to the Records Center, it is the agency's responsibility to manage, maintain, and destroy records in its custody in accordance with the records series' approved retention schedule and to document the records destruction.

R17-6-3. Records Storage and Disposal -- Archives Responsibility.

(1) The State Archives stores semi-active records at the State Records Center in accordance with the approved retention schedule. The State Records Center may accept records for which a proposed retention has been presented to the State Records Committee with the provision that if the committee does not approve the retention, the records will be returned to the agency.

(2) The State Archives destroys records stored at the Records Center in accordance with the approved retention schedule and upon authorization from the creating agency. If the creating agency does not respond to the second request for authorized destruction within ninety (90) days, the records may be returned to the agency.

(3) In the event that a record has met its scheduled retention requirements and the Records Center is unable to locate an authorized agency to provide destruction approval or the agency is obsolete, the records will become the official custody of the Utah State Archives and the State Archivist will determine the disposition of the records.


records retention, public information, access to information

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 31, 2013

Notice of Continuation

October 27, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R17, please contact the promulgating agency (Administrative Services, Archives and Records Service). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.