Data Practice Requests

How to Make a Data Request Under the Data Practices Act

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, in person, or by email.

Data Request Form for Members of the Public (use for all public data)
Data Request Form for Law Enforcement Data for Members of the Public (use for all police data)
Data Request Form for Data Subjects (use if data is about you and classified as private)
Standards for Verifying Identity (for data subjects)

To learn more about accessing government data, see the Data Practices Policies below:

Data Practices Policy for Members of the Public
Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects

How We Respond to a Data Request

Upon receiving your written request, we will work to process it as quickly as possible. If we do not have the data requested, or the data is not public, we will notify you as soon as reasonably possible.

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

Data Request forms may be emailed to:
Pamela Gackstetter 

Or for:

Building Inspection Property File Data
Email Penny Stewart

Fire Department Data
Email Fire Chief -

Human Resources Data
Email Melissa Haas -

Law Enforcement Data
Email Stephanie Mellesmoen -