Data Practices

Local governments must comply with the Minnesota Data Practices Act. Towns, however, are generally exempt – only towns in the metropolitan area with urban powers must comply with the Data Practices Act.

The Minnesota Department of Administration Data Practices Office has online educational materials about the Act and the public’s access to local government information according to the Act. You can contact the Data Practices Office at 651-296-6733,, or by mail at 320 Centennial Building, 658 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, MN 55155.

Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 04/21/2023