|The County Clerk/Registrar of Voters is the Records Manager for the County of Fresno. This division of the County Clerk’s office assists the various County departments in the storage of their inactive records at the Central Warehouse. The Department is also responsible for assisting with the preparation of retention schedules. Retention schedules list each document used by a department along with the period of time it must be retained prior to destruction. Some records need to be kept longer than others. Many documents are kept permanently because they are historical in nature.
Another aspect to good records management is scanning. Scanning documents, maintaining the scanned documents on County servers and destroying the paper document saves the County money in paper storage costs. Currently the County Clerk’s office has a large scale scanning operation at the Seaport Warehouse.