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Ohio Revised Code 149.42 Township Records Commission
There is hereby created in each township a township records commission, composed of the chairperson of the board of township trustees and the fiscal officer of the township. The commission shall meet at least once every twelve months and upon call of the chairperson. The function of the commission shall be to review applications for one-time disposal of obsolete records and schedules of records retention and disposition submitted by township offices. The commission may dispose of records pursuant to the procedure outlined in this section. The commission at any time may review any schedule it has previously approved and for good cause shown may revise that schedule. When the township records commission has approved any township application for one-time disposal of obsolete records or any schedule of records retention and disposition, the commission shall send that application or schedule to the Ohio historical society for its review. The Ohio historical society shall review the application or schedule within a period of not more than sixty days after its receipt of it. Upon completion of its review, the Ohio historical society shall forward the application for one-time disposal of obsolete records or the schedule of records retention and disposition to the auditor of state for the auditor’s approval or disapproval. The auditor shall approve or disapprove the application or schedule within a period of not more than sixty days after receipt of it. Before public records are to be disposed of, the commission shall inform the Ohio historical society of the disposal through the submission of a certificate of records disposal and shall give the society the opportunity for a period of fifteen business days to select for its custody those public records that it considers to be of continuing historical value. Effective Date: 05-08-1996; 12-20-2005; 2006 HB9 09-29-2007

Click here for the Township's Public Records Policy and Records Retention Schedule adopted July 17, 2008.

Minutes of Public Records Commission Meeting held December 21, 2009