You have the right to request data from your government.
The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data are not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, DVDs, photographs, etc.
The Government Data Practices Act also provides that the City of Brooklyn Park must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. You have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that we keep. You also have the right to get copies of public data. The Government Data Practices Act allows us to charge for copies. You have the right to look at the data, free of charge, before deciding to request copies.
Alternative ways to request data
You may also make your request for data by mail, fax, or email using the data request form. Complete a Data Request Form and submit to:
Devin Montero, City Clerk
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Email Devin Montero
If you choose not to use the data request form, your request should include:
- That you are making a request for data under the Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13;
- Whether you would like to look at the data, get copies of the data, or both; and
- A clear description of the data you would like to inspect or have copies