Minnesota Data Practices Office

Data Practices

Resources on types of data, our role, rules and requirements, how to request data, data warnings and notices, how to request temporary classification, and information about challenges and appeals.


Requesting Data and Info

Learn how to request data and see a sample request.


Data Practices Rules and Requirements

There are many legal requirements for administering government data. Find out more here.


Who to Contact

Government entities must have certain data practices contacts. Learn more about their roles here.


Open Meeting Law

Information to help you understand the responsibilities and obligations imposed by the Open Meeting Law.


Advisory Opinions

Find Advisory Opinions issued by the Commissioner of Administration on data practices and the Open Meeting Law.



Useful resources, including a glossary of common terms, laws and rules, legislation, external links, presentations, reports, and videos.


About the Minnesota Data Practices Office

We provide assistance and advice on Minnesota’s public access and privacy laws to the public and government.