Federal Records Management

Records Storage Standards Toolkit

This Toolkit provides Federal Records Officers with information to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) regulations concerning the Records Storage Facility requirements.

Guidance on Records Storage Facility Required Actions:

Existing Regulations Relating to Facility Standards:

  • File 5: Part 1234 Facility Standards for Records Storage Facilities *
  • File 6: Appendix A, Minimum Security Standards (scroll down to get to the appendices) *
  • File 7: Appendix B, Alternative Certified Fire-safety Detection and Suppression System(s)(scroll down to get to the appendices) *

Other NARA Guidance and Information Relating to Facility Standards:

Please read statement at the top of File 10 list

* (These links takes you to a PDF version of the standards. If you would like to search the PDF use Ctrl + F.)