Request for Data

The Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data are public unless a state or federal law says the data is not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, CD-ROMs, photographs, etc. To learn more about accessing government data, see the Data Practices Policies below:

How to Make a Data Request

In general, to look at government data or request copies of data that the city keeps, your request must be in writing, and submitted by mail, or email. The following forms may be used to process your request.   

NOTE: The Data Practices Act does not require the city to answer questions that are not requests for data.

Data request forms may be mailed to: City of Farmington, 430 Third St., Farmington, MN  55024 (Attn: Data Practices Compliance Official) or emailed

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