OAR 166-150-0110
Financial Records


Accounts Payable Records: Records documenting payment of agency bills for general accounts excluding grants. Includes reports, invoices, statements, vouchers, purchase orders, payment authorizations, receipt records, canceled checks or warrants, and similar records. SEE ALSO Grant Records in this section for records documenting expenditure of grant funds. (Minimum retention: 3 years)


Accounts Receivable Records: Records documenting revenues owed to the agency by vendors, citizens, organizations, governments, and others to be credited to general accounts excluding grants. Also documents billing and collection of moneys. May include reports, receipts, invoices, awards, logs, lists, summaries, statements, and similar records. Information often includes, receipt amount, date, invoice number, name, account number, account balance, adjustments, and similar data. SEE ALSO Grant Records in this section for records documenting receipt of grant funds. (Minimum retention: 3 years after collected or deemed uncollectible)


Audit Reports, External: Records documenting annual audits of the financial position of the agency conducted by external auditors in accordance with statutory requirements described in ORS 297.405 (Definitions for ORS 297.020, 297.230, 297.405 to 297.740 and 297.990) through 297.555 (Short title). Subjects include accounting principles and methods, the accuracy and legality of transactions, accounts, etc., and compliance with requirements, orders, and regulations of other public bodies pertaining to the financial condition or operation of the agency. Information includes accountant’s summary, combined financial statements, schedules, balance sheet details, comments, recommendations, and related data. SEE ALSO Internal Audit Records in the Administrative section. (Minimum retention: Permanent)


Balance Status and Projection Reports: Reports created for internal use documenting the status of funds, bank accounts, investments, and other accountings of agency funds. Includes budget allotment and fund reconciliation reports. Also includes projection records related to future receipts and disbursements. Reports are generated on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or similar basis. Information includes date, account balances, type and summary of activity, and related data. (Minimum retention: 3 years)


Bond Records (Employee): Records documenting the posting of fidelity, performance, or position bonds to guarantee the honest and faithful performance of elected officials, individual employees, or groups of employees. Details of bonds vary, however information usually includes name and position(s) of individual or group, amount of coverage, effective and expired dates, and related data. (Minimum retention: 6 years after expiration)


Budget (Adopted) Records: Documenting the final annual financial plan approved by a governing body for all agency expenditures. Information may include budget message, financial summaries, revenues and expenditures, operating programs, debt service, position and wage analysis, overhead allocations, organization charts, previous actual and budgeted amounts, and related data. Duplicate copies should be retained as needed. (Minimum retention: (a) County budgets filed with the County Clerk: Permanent (b) Special district and other budgets: 2 years)


Budget Preparation Records: Records documenting the preparation of department budget requests presented to the specified governing body. May include staff reports, budget instructions, worksheets, surveys, allotment reports, spending plans, contingency plans, budget proposals, financial forecasting reports, and similar records. (Minimum retention: 2 years)


Check Conversion Records: Records document checks received from customers that are electronically deposited after being imaged and converted to an Automated Clearing House (ACH) transaction or Image Replacement Document (IRD) (Minimum Retention: (a) Retain original paper instrument 30 days, destroy (b) Retain ACH transaction or IRD 6 years, destroy)


Competitive Bid Records: Records document the publication, evaluation, rejection and award of quoted bids to vendors and other entities. Records may include but are not limited to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for qualifications (RFQs), invitations to bid (ITBs), requests for information (RFIs), bid exemption documents, bid and quote lists, notices of bid opening and award, comparison summaries, spreadsheets, tabulation worksheets, bid advertising records, tally sheets, bid specifications, correspondence, and related records. SEE ALSO Purchasing Records in this section. (Minimum retention: (a) Retain accepted bids 10 years after substantial completion (as defined by ORS 12.135 (Action for damages from construction, alteration or repair of improvement to real property)(3)) (b) Retain other accepted bids: 6 years after bid awarded or canceled (c) Retain rejected bids and bid exemptions: 2 years after bid awarded or canceled)


Credit and Debit Receipts: Agency’s copy of credit or debit card receipts documenting payment received by an agency. Records include customer’s name and account information. (Minimum Retention: Retain 36 months after transaction, destroy)


Credit Slips: Slips issued to citizens who have withdrawn from agency-sponsored classes or activities and are due credit for all or part of fees paid. Information usually includes name of class or activity, date, expiration date, name and address of citizen, and related data. (Minimum retention: 3 years after credit expired or redeemed)


Financial Impact Analysis Records: Records documenting the financial analysis of various agency practices. Useful for planning future budget proposals. Records include reports, studies, worksheets, and similar records. Subjects may include the impact of specific ballot measures, proposals to increase permit fees, sick leave use analysis, and the agency’s relationship with various utilities. (Minimum retention: 3 years)


Financial Reports: Reports documenting the general financial condition and operation of the agency. Includes information on the value of all agency owned property and an accounting of all income and expenditures in relation to the final budget. Records may include monthly, quarterly, annual and similar reports. (Minimum retention: (a) Annual reports: Permanent (b) Other reports: 3 years)


General Ledgers: Records documenting the summary of accounts reflecting the financial position of the agency. Information often includes debit, credit, and balance amounts per account, budget, fund, and department numbers, and totals for notes receivable, interest income, amounts due from other funds, federal grants received, bank loans received, cash in escrow, deferred loans received, cash, encumbrances, revenue, accounts receivable, and accounts payable, as well as other data. (Minimum retention: (a) Year end ledgers: 10 years (b) Other general ledgers: 3 years)


Gift and Contribution Records: Records documenting gifts and contributions given to the agency by sources outside of government. Records may include memorial donation records related to money to be used by the agency in the name of an individual. Often contains donor and acknowledgement letters, acquisition lists itemizing purchases with contributed money (books, art, equipment, etc.) checks, receipts, and related records. (Minimum retention: (a) For retention of conditional gift, contribution and donation records: see Contracts and Agreements in the Administrative Records section (b) Retain other records: 3 years)


Grant Records: Records document the application, evaluation, awarding, administration, monitoring, and status of grants in which the agency is the recipient, grantor, allocator, or administrator. Grants may come from federal or state governments or foundations or other funding sources. Records may include but are not limited to applications including project proposals, summaries, objectives, activities, budgets, exhibits, and award notification; grant evaluation records and recommendations concerning grant applications; grant administration records including progress reports, budgets, project objectives, proposals, and summaries; records documenting allocation of funds; contracts; records monitoring project plans and measuring achievement; equipment inventories; financial reports, accounting records, audit reports, expenditure reports, and related correspondence and documentation. (Minimum retention: (a) Retain final reports from significant (as defined by county or special district policy) grants to the county or special district: Permanent (b) Retain records documenting the purchase and/or disposal of real property: 10 years after substantial completion (as defined by ORS 12.135 (Action for damages from construction, alteration or repair of improvement to real property)(3)), or 3 years after final disposition, or as specified in agreement, whichever is longer (c) Retain other grant records: 3 years after annual or final expenditure report submitted and approved or, as specified in agreement, whichever is longer (d) Retain unsuccessful grant applications: 1 year after rejection or withdrawal)


Improvement Records, Administrative and Financial: Records documenting the non-technical and financial administration of assessable and non-assessable county improvements including capital improvements, local improvement districts (LID), urban renewal, and economic improvement districts. Records often include affidavits of posting, notices or proposed assessment, certificates of mailing, interested party letters, bid quotes, reports, and awards, expense reports, purchase orders, requisitions, cost analyses, construction and maintenance bonds and insurance, and related administrative and financial records not located elsewhere in this schedule. SEE ALSO Assessment Dockets, Ledgers, and Registers; Bond Authorization Records; and other record series in the Financial section for records documenting legislative actions such as resolutions of intent to assess and ordinances for improvements. (Minimum retention: (a) Retain records of project cost: 3 years after disposal or replacement of facility, structure, or system (b) Retain all other improvements 10 years after substantial completion (as defined by ORS 12.135 (Action for damages from construction, alteration or repair of improvement to real property)(3))


Inventory Records: Inventory records documenting the capitalized assets and expendable property of the agency. Examples of capitalized assets may include but are not limited to buildings, real estate, infrastructure assets, vehicles, equipment, and furniture. Examples of expendable assets include office supplies and other small, office purchases. Information often contains asset number, description, purchase order number, location of asset, date received, purchase price, replacement cost, depreciation, and related data. This record series applies to routine control inventories. SEE ALSO Grant Records for inventories of property purchased with grant funds. For inventories documenting other special uses, see Historic Structure Inventory Records in the Planning and Development section; Bridge Inspection Records in the Public Works-Engineering section; and Property and Evidence Control and Disposition Records in the Law Enforcement section. (Minimum retention: (a) Retain records of capitalized assets: 3 years after disposal or replacement of asset (b) Retain records of expendable property: 3 years or until superseded, whichever is longer)


Petty Cash Fund Records: Records document petty cash activity for the agency. Records include requests and authorizations to establish petty cash funds, ledgers, statements, requests for disbursements, copies of receipts and invoices. (Minimum retention: 3 years)


Purchasing Records: Records documenting orders, authorizations, and evidence of receipt of the purchase of goods and services by the agency. Includes purchase orders and requests, purchase authorizations, requisitions, contract release orders, material and cost specifications, central stores or printing orders, telephone service orders, and similar records. SEE ALSO Competitive Bid Records in this section; and Grant Records in this section for records documenting expenditure of grant funds and Improvement Administrative and Financial Records in this section for related purchasing records. (Minimum retention: 3 years)


Signature Authorization Records: Records documenting the authorization of designated employees to sign fiscal and contractual documents. Useful as an aid for management control over expenditures. Information usually includes authorization date, name, sample signature, position, remarks, conditions, and related data. (Minimum retention: 6 years after authorization superseded or expired)


Subsidiary Ledgers, Journals, and Registers: Records documenting details of transactions such as those related to receipts and expenditures on a daily, monthly, quarterly or similar basis. Includes journals, ledgers, registers, day books, and other account books that provide backup documentation to the general ledger. May include details of revenues, expenditures, encumbrances, cash receipts, warrants, and others. (Information often includes date, payee, purpose, fund credited or debited, check number, and similar or related data. SEE ALSO Grant Records in this section for records documenting transaction of grant funds. (Minimum retention: (a) Year end payroll register: 75 years (b) Trust fund ledgers: 3 years after trust fund closed (c) Other subsidiary ledgers, journals, and registers: 3 years)


Travel Records, Employee: Records documenting requests, authorizations, reimbursements, and other actions related to employee travel. Includes expense reports and receipts, vouchers, requests, authorizations, and related documents. Retention applies to private vehicle usage as well. Information often includes estimated costs, prepayments, final costs, destination, method of transportation, travel dates, approval signatures, and related data. (Minimum retention: 3 years)


Unclaimed Property Report Records: Records document annual reports submitted to the Department of State Lands of financial assets being held for a person or entity that cannot be found. Series includes Holder Report, owner information, correspondence and other related documents. Note: Unclaimed property is not real estate, abandoned personal property, or lost and found items. (Minimum Retention: 3 years after the property is remitted to the Department of State Lands)


Vendor Lists: Lists documenting vendors providing goods and services to the agency. Information usually includes vendor name of person or company, address, and phone number, name of contact person, as well as a description of goods or services provided. (Minimum retention: Until superseded or obsolete)
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Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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