Public Records Act 2005

Part 3
Public access

Determination of access status as open or restricted

43 Requirement to classify access status
  • (1) When public records have been in existence for 25 years or are about to be transferred to the control of the Chief Archivist under section 21, the administrative head of the controlling public office must, in accordance with section 44, classify the records as either—

    • (a) open access records; or

    • (b) restricted access records.

    (2) The administrative head of a controlling public office may, at any time, change the classification of a public record, in accordance with section 44.