Who can request information?
Public data is available to any member of the public who submits a request, including individuals, the media, government agencies, government employees, vendors, unions, companies, and attorneys. Information about requesting public data in general is available in the Guide for Members of the Public Requesting Information (PDF).
Individuals who are the subject of data can obtain both public and private data about themselves. Information about requesting such data is available in the Guide for Individuals who are the Subject of Data (PDF).
How do you make a data practices request?
Contact the Data Practices staff by letter, email, telephone, or fax to request information. You can submit the request in your own words. Alternatively, you can use the general data practices request form (PDF) for those seeking public data in general, or the form for individuals seeking data on themselves (PDF).
Tip: Send your request directly to the Data Practices Office. Sending your request to a different office, or to the generic MnDOT address, may cause your request to be lost or delay our receipt of it.
When will you get the information?
If you are requesting data about yourself, MnDOT must furnish the information within 10 business days of receiving your request. For other requests, MnDOT staff must furnish information within a reasonable period of time. Generally, MnDOT completes requests within six weeks of receiving them unless they are quite complex or involved.