OAR 166-020-0015
Storage Area Standards

Safe storage of public records requires compliance with the following standards:


Public records should be stored in secure, fire-resistant structures and in areas in which the temperature and humidity are maintained at the levels required to ensure optimum longevity of the paper, film or medium on which they are recorded. Adequate light and access should be provided to permit retrieval of public records. Adequate ventilation and protection against insect or mold invasion should be provided. Steam, water, and sewer pipes, other than fire-control sprinkler systems, pose extreme hazard to records. No public records of enduring value should be stored where heat, breaks, drips or condensation from pipes could damage them; where windows, doors, walls or roofs are likely to admit moisture; or where they will be exposed to sunlight or extreme temperature variations.


Aisle space in public records storage areas should be kept free of obstruction and no public records should be stacked or piled directly on the floor of any storage area. All public records should be shelved above initial flood level of any bursting pipe, leaky roof, sprinkler system or other source of water.


Additional storage area standards are specified in these rules for public records stored in electronic format (OAR 166, Division 17), and in microforms (OAR 166, Division 25).

Source: Rule 166-020-0015 — Storage Area Standards, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=166-020-0015.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 166-020-0015’s source at or​.us