New Hampshire Municipal Records Board

  • old books

    The N.H. Municipal Records Board holds its authority under RSA 33-A.  the New Hampshire General Court made provisions for the disposal of obsolete local records in 1967 (chapter 105).  In 1977 (Chapter 358), the Legislature created the Municipal Records Board for the purpose of creating rules to update the list of disposable records. 

    In 1995, the Board issued a list of retention schedules which expired in August 2003.  The board asked for an extension, which was approved through December 2004.  Between 2001 and 2005, the Board undertook a comprehensive review of the 1995 schedules and prepared a major overhaul, attempting to clarify existing schedules, evaluate and approve new schedules recommended by local officials and finally, to codify the schedules in the statutes once again.  House Bill 437 (Chapter 187) of the 2005 Session was passed and signed into law on June 20, 2005 and became effective on August 29, 2005. 

    N.H. Municipal Records Board Statute 

    N.H. Municipal Records Board
    Meeting Minutes - January 24, 2011


  • Municipal Records Board Members
    Under RSA 33-A: 4-a
    December 2018

    Honorable William M. Gardner  Chair, N.H. Secretary of State  603-271-3242
    William H. Dunlap
    N.H. Historical Society

    Brian Nelson Burford
    Secretary, N.H. State Archivist  603-271-2236

    Michael York
    N.H. State Librarian

    Ben Bynam,
    Town of Hopkinton
    N.H. Tax Collectors Association   
    Pat Tucker,
    Town of Ashland
    N.H. City & Town Clerks Association
    Daniel Langille,
    City of Keene
    N.H. Assoc. of Assessing Officials  603-352-2125

    Stephen Wurtz
    N.H. State Registrar of Vital Records  603-271-4655

    Mary Walter,
    City of Claremont

    Municipal Treasurer,
    appointed by N.H. Municipal Assoc.

    Appointed by Governor & Council       
    Michelle Stahl,
    Monadnock Center for History & Culture
    Association of N.H. Historical Societies

    Bruce K. Kneuer
    N.H. Dept of Revenue Administration  603-230-5953

    Justin Ober
    N.H. State Records Manager  603-271-2236