The Government Data Practices Act (State Statutes, Chapter 13) regulates the collection, creation, storage, maintenance and dissemination of government data and provides for data classification.
The law presumes that all government data are public, unless they are specifically classified by a state or federal law as private/confidential (data on individuals) or nonpublic/protected nonpublic (data not on individuals).
In general, your request should be in writing and include:
- that you are making a request under the Government Data Practices Act
- whether you would like to inspect the data, have copies of the data, or both
- a clear description of the data you would like to inspect or have copied and a manner in which you would like to have the data provided to you (electronic, paper copies, etc.)
- identifying information, if you are the data subject
Data Request Form-Data Subjects
Data Request Form-Members of the Public
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects
Data Practices Policy for the Public
Inventory of Private Data-Public Document MS13.025, subd.1
Policy for Ensuring the Security of Non Public Data
Once received, we will confirm your request and advise you of the approximate response time and fees as soon as that information is known.
The City Clerk's office is the Responsible Authority whom all requests for government data should be referred to.