Local Government Records Act
In 1989, the State of Texas enacted legislation for the purpose of
establishing uniform standards and procedures for the maintenance, preservation,
microfilming, and disposition of local government records. This legislation was documented
and made available to local governments in the form of the Local Government Records Act
(hereinafter referred to as Act), which is considered to be one of the most comprehensive
local government records laws in the nation. The Act contains administrative rules
governing the retention, microfilming, and electronic storage of local government records
and establishes procedures by which local governments can lawfully dispose of records that
have ceased to have value. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the state
agency responsible for implementing the Act.
All Texas community colleges are considered to be local governments and
subject to the administrative rules set forth in the Act.
ACC Administrative Rules
ACC Administrative Procedures