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 Records Management Services (ACNR). 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

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FRC Training

FRC Training Local Federal Records Centers offer training on FRC services (including transfer, disposition and reference procedures), either at records centers or onsite at agency facilities.

Please contact your local FRC for more information.


In addition, NARA's records management team offers a comprehensive certification course for Federal employees on records management.