Your Rights to Access Government Data

Your Rights As A Member of the Public To Access Government Data

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act gives you, and all other members of the public, the right to see and have copies of public data that we keep. The law also controls how we keep government data and what we tell you when you ask to see the data that we have.

The City is committed to providing the public with access to government data, and the City shall respond to a data request appropriately and promptly.

If the City determines that the requested data are not public, it shall inform the requestor. The City shall cite the specific statutory section, temporary classification or specific provision of federal law that classifies the data as not public.

If requested, the City shall explain the meaning of the data provided.

Requesting Data

To request data, it must be in writing and submitted via mail, in-person, or email.

If you chose to do a hand-written or use the fillable Data Request Form (PDF), the mailed requests can be sent to: City of Faribault, Attn: City Clerk, at  208 First Ave. NW, Faribault, MN 55021. 

Emailed requests can be sent to the City Clerk's email account,

In-person requests can be submitted at Faribault City Hall, 208 First Ave. NW.

The City also allows individuals the opportunity to submit the request via our online form. When the form is completed, it will be emailed to the City Clerk.