The Office of Public Records is mandated by DC Law 6-19 and the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Title 1, Chapter 15, to review and approve agency records retention schedules; train records officers in implementing the policies, procedures, and guidelines of managing records; collect, store, preserve, conserve and service historical records in the custody of the Archives; collect, store and service temporary records in the custody of the Records Center; and collect, store and service publications in the custody of the Library of Government Information.
Public Records and Archive Services is managed and administered through the Office of Public Records and Archives.
Office of Public Records, Administrator
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (202) 671-1105
Contact Fax: (202) 727-6076
Contact TTY: 711
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
1300 Naylor Court, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
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1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 419, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 727-6306
Fax: (202) 727-3582
Alternate Number: Notary: (202) 727-3117
Secretary of the District of Columbia
Records are the institutional memory of government. Every agency is responsible for creating and maintaining records that adequately document the organization, functions, policies, procedures, and major activities of the agency. An agency’s records should reflect the evolution of agency policies and decisions, provide the information needed by successor officials to make intelligent decisions, and provide a lasting record of the unique contributions of the agency. Proper records must be kept to document the financial and legal commitments and interests of the government and of its citizens, and to permit oversight of an agency’s activities.
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