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New York State Records Center

The State Archives operates the State Records Center (SRC), located in Building 21 on the New York State Office Campus in Albany. The Records Center offers centralized, safe, efficient and low-cost storage, and reference for inactive paper and special media records, such as computer tapes, silver-master microfilm, and optical disks, for New York State agencies and a state contract for disposing of state and local government paper records by recycling.

For more detailed information contact the State Records Center.

Contact information

State Records Center
Building 21
State Office Building Campus
Albany, NY 12226
Phone: (518) 457-1040 or (518) 457-4801
Fax: (518) 485-6236

Hours of operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on state holidays.


The State Records Center (SRC) currently provides its forms online in PDF or as Word templates. To download PDF documents, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. To use the templates, you will need Microsoft Word 2000 or higher.

Mail completed forms to the address listed above.

Records Center Transfer list (REC-1 and REC-1A)

Use this form to transfer records from your office to the Records Center.

Records Center Reference Request (REC-2)

Use this form to make all reference requests.

Records Withdrawal Authorization (REC-10)

Use this form to withdraw records permanently from the SRC. If you plan to return the records, use the "Reference Request Form (REC-2)," instead. Limit each withdrawal authorization form to records from a single transfer list.

State Agency Forms Index

State Wastepaper Recycling Contractor

Confidata/Empire Recycling Corp.
North Genesee & Lee Streets
Utica, NY 13503
(315) 797-4733 or (800) 627-4733