Physical Records Transfer & Offsite Storage

Physical records that are no longer a part of daily office use can be transferred to an offsite storage facility for secure storage and retrieved back to the office when needed.

Records Centre Services (RCS) manages contracts with private records storage facilities to provide cost-effective and secure offsite storage and retrieval services for government. Storage facilities are bonded, insured and meet appropriate international, national and provincial standards for records storage.

Once transferred to offsite storage, records are kept, destroyed or transferred to BC Archives according to their information schedules.

Monthly notice of records due to be destroyed or preserved is posted on the Government Records Service (GRS) Self-Serve Portal (Internal site - IDIR required). Follow the link for additional instructions and to sign up for notification alerts.


The following forms are required for transfer, storage and retrieval of records: