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Supreme Court amends court retention rules for tax sales, expungement records

January 7, 2019

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued new guidance on how long courts are required to maintain files related to tax sales and expungements in their offices.

An amendment to Indiana Administrative Rule 7 adds “tax sale case files (TS) and (TP)” to Section II of the rule regarding judicial retention schedules. Effective Jan. 1, courts are now required to maintain tax sale case files “permanently in original, microfilm, or electronically if the court has a scanning system approved under Administrative Rule 6.”

Also added to Rule 7, Section II is language concerning expungement civil cases designated by the “XP” case type. Records related to the cases considered under the amendment must be destroyed two years after the final action in the case.

Additionally, Administrative Rule 8 has been amended to note that the Bunker Hill Town Court in Miami County and the Versailles Town Court in Ripley County were abolished effective Jan. 1.

The order authorizing the amendments is available here.

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