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- Data Requests
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.
You have the right to look at (inspect) all public data that we keep at no charge. You also have the right to get copies of public data. The Government Data Practices Act allows us to charge for copies. We may need to review the data first to make sure you do not get access to private data about someone else or confidential information.
Copy Costs / Associated Fees
Sherburne County charges members of the public for copies of government data. These charges are authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.03, subdivision 3(c). You must pay for the copies before we will give them to you.
Should you have a data request from a different department, find the applicable contact information.
How to Make a Data Request
To look at data or request copies of data that Sherburne County keeps, you will need to make a written request.
How We Respond to a Data Request
Upon receiving your written request, we will work to process it. See the steps we follow for a data request.
Requests for Summary Data
Summary data are statistical records or reports that are prepared by removing all identifiers from private or confidential data on individuals.