New Retention Forms

On March 15, 2018 the Maryland State Archives and the Department of General Services Records Management Division will launch an updated form for retention schedule and inventory creation and revision. This new form streamlines the schedule creation and revision processes by combining the DGS 550-1 schedule form and the DGS 550-4 inventory form. The new form also gives you the option of drafting your schedule as a Googledoc, to make it easier for schedule draft reviews and revision. Or, you can use the form as a Word doc.

If you would like to start using the form now, you can do so. For access to the Googledoc, email Michael Swygert of the Records Management Division at For access to the Word Doc version, click on the links below:

This web site is provided as a courtesy of the Maryland State Archives. As you develop your records management program, you should consult with the Records Management Division of the Department of General Services and your staff counsel.

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