Fresno County has a Records Management program to manage inactive records, including indexing, storage, development of retention schedules, destruction of records, and protection of historic records. The proper destruction of records according to adopted retention schedules reduces future storage costs by lowering the volume of stored records. This process also ensures the proper and efficient retention and protection of the County's public records. The Historical Landmarks & Records Advisory Commission is responsible for evaluating the historical significance of records intended for destruction. This is an internal Fresno County process. County departments should review Fresno County Management Directives Section 430 - Destruction of Public Records for details about this process.