Military Discharges are filed in this office at no charge. The original discharge, or a military copy with raised seal, is required for recordation. Only the appropriate person, by statute, is eligible to record or obtain a copy. Discharges that have been filed for 50 years or longer are considered public record and may be viewed by the general public. Those discharges that have been filed for less than 50 years are considered public record with restricted access and may not be viewed by the general public.