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, email, fax, or in person. Completed forms should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed below.
- 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)
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 Requests and COVID-19: Pursuant to Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-20 requiring Minnesotans to remain at home except for limited specified activities, requests to inspect government data at the Apple Valley Municipal Center cannot be accommodated while the order is in effect. Furthermore, responses to requests for access to, or copies of, government data may be delayed during the time that the order remains in effect.
City of Apple Valley Data Practices Contacts
Responsible Authority and Data Practices Compliance Official
Pamela Gackstetter, City Clerk
7100 147th Street W., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952-953-2506 / Fax: 952-953-2515
The following persons are officially designated by the Responsible Authority as “Designees” to be in charge of individual files or systems containing government data and to receive and comply with the requests for government data.
The mailing address for all Designees is: 7100 147th Street W., Apple Valley, MN 55124