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Local Government Records Committee

In 1993, the Legislature created a Local Government Records Committee to oversee the preservation and disposal of public records kept by local governments and school districts. If you have questions please email us at [email protected].
  • Rich Aarstad, Montana Historical Society – State Archives
  • Andy Ritter, Secretary of State – Records and Information Management
  • Paige Trautwein, Ravalli County – Clerk of District Court
  • Pam Castleberry, Carter County – Office of the Clerk and Recorder
  • Terry Atwood, Genealogy Representative
  • Vacant, Local Government representative
  • Chuck Richardson, Department of Administration – Local Government Services
  • Linda Sajor-Joyce, Silver Bow County – Office of the Clerk and Recorder

The Local Government Records Committee meets at least twice a year to approve, modify, or reject proposals for local government and school district records retention and disposition schedules. A subcommittee made up of the state archivist, a representative of Local Government Services, and an LGRC member handles all requests for disposal of records. No record may be destroyed without the subcommittee’s unanimous approval.

To submit a request for disposal, complete the Disposal Form-RM60 found on the Local Forms page and email a signed original form to: [email protected]

If you don’t have email, send it to:
Local Government Services
P.O. Box 200547
Helena, MT 59620-0547