Records and Information Management

Staff from the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History (BCDAH) work with county departments on records and information management and on the preservation of permanent records. We also conduct on-site visits for assistance and training.

Local Retention Schedules or Records Disposition Authorities (RDAs)

No county, municipal, or other local government official shall cause any…records to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of without first obtaining the approval of the Local Government Records Commission (Ala. Code 1975, § 41-13-23). Records Disposition Authorities (RDAs) or retention schedules constitute authorization for the disposition of agency records as stipulated in the document. These RDAs also identify the permanent records that a local government must preserve.

Local Government Records Destruction Notice

One condition of this authorization is that the responsible official must use the approved RDA to submit a Local Government Records Destruction Notice to the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History. Staff will submit the paperwork to the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) to receive a letter of eligibility.