Cesar Garza

Communications Officer

TSLAC Approves Fees for Storage of State Records in SFY2014

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Austin, TX • News Release

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has approved the fees associated with storing non-current state records at the agency’s State Records Center in Austin. Effective September 1, 2013, the fees apply to state and local government agencies that choose to take advantage of the center’s various, cost-effective storage services. In fact, the service used by most agencies, storing non-current paper records, will experience a fee decrease come September.

The State Records Center is a 144,500 square foot facility specifically designed for the high-density, low-cost maintenance of records. Overseen by TSLAC’s State and Local Records Management Division, the center provides state agencies and local governments with cost-effective storage of infrequently or seldom used records in hard copy, electronic and microfilm formats. One example of an infrequently used record is official meeting minutes, and other such documents that capture the routine business of Texas government.

The current fee for storing paper records is $0.24 per cubic foot. Starting September 1, the fee decreases to $0.22. The center now holds nearly 375,000 cubic feet of paper records, 285,000 rolls of microfilm and has plenty of room for more.

“Next year’s reduction in the cost of hard copy storage is part of our ongoing efforts to remain competitive with our pricing without sacrificing our level of service,” said Craig Kelso, director of the State and Local Records Management Division.

“We also want to remind prospective state and local government customers that while it’s not mandatory to use the State Records Center, we believe it contributes to our shared responsibility to preserve the work of Texas government for the future.”

The reduced fee is part of a fee schedule prescribed by the center and approved by the commission for State Fiscal Year 2014, which begins September 1. For an overview of the center’s storage services, including eligibility criteria, the complete fee schedule, and more, visit:

You can also contact the center directly at (512) 421-7200.

Document Attached

PDF of a flyer providing an overview of State Records Center fees for Fiscal Year 2014.