Managing Government Records
The Public Records Administration oversees records management functions within state and local government. The program provides records management advice, assistance, and consultation to all public bodies, including state and municipal agencies, on the proper care of records during their life cycle, including the preservation of historical records in their care.
Where is that Record?
Looking to access public records? This chart shows what agency holds commonly requested public records.
For State Agencies
Resources for government agencies about managing records and working with the State Archives for permanent preservation.
Resources for local government agencies and divisions to preserve and protect government records.
Records Retention Process
Access retention schedules and forms to legally dispose of public records at state and local agencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly asked questions about public records, how they’re managed, and who has them.
Access step by step guides and webinars to help you in your day-to-day records management.
Schedule a Workshop for your Team
Request an in-person or virtual workshop specific to your Agency.
Using the State Records Center
Learn more about how State Agencies can store inactive records off-site at the State Records Center.
State Archives & Public Records Administration
Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
33 Broad St. Providence
PARKING: Limited on-site and metered street parking available. Additional validated parking available in neighboring lot.