The City of Portsmouth maintains many records that are used in the administration and operation of the City. In accordance with state law, the City of Portsmouth Records Commission has adopted a schedule of records retention and disposition that identify these records and this schedule is available in the City Administrator’s office and in each department.
This schedule lists generally the types of records that are stored on a fixed medium (paper, computer, film, etc.) that are created, received, or sent under the jurisdiction of the City and document the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the City.
The records maintained by the City and the ability to access them are means to provide trust between the public and the City.