Summary: it's easy to come to the conclusion that disposing of all your old paper documents is the best thing to do. But there are several good points on why preserving old paper documents is a good idea. Here we discuss why it's important and how you can preserve your old paper documents in the least invasive way possible.
Like any government entity, your municipal government generates countless records on a regular basis. These records can be hard to manage, as they can take up a great deal of space and make it difficult for you to handle future records and archives. However, the last thing that you want to do is destroy or ignore your current archives and records. They should be preserved. Here are the reasons why municipal governments should preserve all of their documentation, past, present and future: