Litigation Files, Records created by or on behalf of an agency in anticipation of or in the adjudication of a lawsuit.
Agency Retention Period AC+ 6 mos
Storage Retention Period 19 yr+6 MOS
Total Retention Period AC+20
Archival R
Remarks AC=As applicable, decision of an agency not to file a lawsuit or decision that a lawsuit will not be filed against it on a matter; dismissal of a lawsuit for want of prosecution or on motion of the plaintiff; or final decision of a court (or of a court on appeal, if applicable in a lawsuit. For cases that set legal precedent or contain historical value will be evaluated by the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for archival preservation.
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Retention Codes:
  • AC - After Closed, Terminated, Completed, Expired, Settled
  • AV - Administrative Value
  • CE - Calendar Year End
  • FE - Fiscal Year End
  • LA - Life of Asset
  • MO - Months
  • PM - Permanent
  • US - Until Superseded


Archival Codes:
  • A - Transfer to State Archives
  • R - Review by State Archivist