“Archive limitation” means that documents which are created as part of the operations conducted by the body but which are neither subject to case handling nor of value as documentation, will be kept outside or removed from the archive. Each individual body must continuously carry out archive limitation.

Section 3-19 of the Archives Regulation contains five groups of material that are covered by archive limitation, i.e. meaning either that the material is not to be archived at all or that it should subsequently be removed from the archive once it has been archived. Note however that there are important exemptions in the first four of these groups.