Public Records Act 2005

23 Transfer of public records
  • (1) If a controlling public office ceases to exist as a public office, or ceases to exercise a function to which its public records relate, its public records may be transferred to—

    • (a) the public office that has taken over the responsibilities of the controlling public office for those public records; or

    • (b) if paragraph (a) does not apply, the public office designated by the Chief Archivist as the public office responsible for those public records.

    (2) A public office that takes over responsibilities under subsection (1)(a) must give notice to the Chief Archivist of the transfer of the public records not later than 3 months after the transfer has taken place.

    (3) Subsection (1) applies, with the necessary modifications, to local authority records.