Records Transmittal and Receipt, SF-135
- Agencies can store records that are covered by a NARA-approved
records disposition schedule or the General Records Schedule
on a reimbursable basis.
- Consistent with 36 CFR 1228.154(c)(vii), NARA records center
facilities can accept unscheduled record series that have
a SF 115, Request for Records Disposition Authority, logged
and pending with NARA's Life Cycle Management Division. Please
insert "pending" in block 6h on the SF 135 and cite
the schedule, the item number, and the date it submitted to
NARA with a copy of the schedule.
- No original signature is required.
- One SF 135 is suggested for each transfer of temporary records.
A separate SF 135 is required for each series of permanent or unscheduled records.
- The NARA records center receiving an e-mail request to transfer
records will complete the SF-135 and reply back via e-mail
to the original e-mail address. Approved forms returned as
"undeliverable" will be mailed. Please be certain
that the transferring agency's mailing and e-mail address
is included on the SF 135.
General Instructions for completing the SF-135
Specific Instructions for the MS Word Electronic SF 135
The MS Word version of the SF 135
The Adobe Acrobat
(PDF) version of the SF 135
NOTE: You must have a full version of Adobe Acrobat in order to save the annotations made to this electronic form.
Local Federal Records Centers offer training on FRC services (including transfer, disposition and reference procedures), either at records centers or onsite at agency
Please contact your local FRC for more information.
NARA's records management team offers a comprehensive
certification course for Federal employees on records management.