Which records the city keeps, who keeps them, and for how long are defined under state law - and is a law that is regularly in motion. You may find it helpful when making a public records request to review the retention schedule to see what documents will be held and for how long under the law.
Also, if you are a municipal employee or volunteer, it's also a good idea to check in and find out what documents you may be responsible for maintaining by virtue of your position (IMPORTANT: If you are using your personal email for public business, you are potentially opening up your personal emails to review by a legal authority in regards to any public records request).
Record retention schedules by department are listed first. Below you can find links to the statutory requirements.
If you would like to make a public records request, CLICK HERE.