2019 Code of Alabama
Title 36 - Public Officers and Employees.
Chapter 12 - Maintenance, Use, etc., of Public Property, Records, Etc.
Article 1 - General Provisions.
Section 36-12-5 - Disposition of books, papers, etc., when no longer current.
All public officers and servants of the state, whenever any book, paper or document pertaining to the affairs, business or transactions of their office has ceased to be current, shall deliver the same together with a list of such books, papers and documents to the Director of the Department of Archives and History, receiving in return therefor a receipt from such director which shall also contain a list of such books, papers and documents, and all such books, papers, and documents of officers and servants of counties and municipalities shall be, when they cease to be current, in like manner delivered to the probate judge of such county and to the mayor, president of the board of commissioners or other executive officer of the municipality and, in like manner, such officer to whom such books, papers and documents are delivered shall give his receipt therefor.(Acts 1915, No. 237, p. 287, § 3; Code 1923, §2692; Code 1940, T. 41, §141.)