2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4760
From Wesleyan Discipline
4760. All deeds, titles, and other legal or property records of each developing church, church or circuit within the bounds of the district shall be placed in the custody of the district superintendent (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1310:13) who shall be responsible for their preservation and permanent filing as directed by the district board of administration (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:16). The district superintendent may authorize a local church to retain such records when deemed necessary, in which case a certified or true copy shall be kept in the district files which are in the district superintendent’s custody.