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In 1993, the Georgia Department of History and Archives announced it would no longer accept for storage paper records from the Georgia Court of Appeals. As a result of this announcement and the severe shortage of storage space, the Court adopted a records retention policy.  The Court will maintain the record and/or transcripts of all direct appeals for a period of one year after the remittitur date unless one or more of the parties notifies the Court, in writing, to maintain the record for an additional six months, and the reason therefore.  The requesting party must send an additional request fourteen days before the expiration of each six-month period to avoid the record being destroyed. No party will receive any notice that the record is being destroyed except for the notice contained on the Notice of Remittitur. 

This policy does not affect the original trial court record which remains in the trial court.