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The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) gives everyone the right to look at and request copies of public data that the City of Maplewood maintains. Records may be reviewed for free or copies, paper or electronic, may be requested for a fee. Please refer to the fee schedule posted on our website. Requests for public data can be made to the City Clerk at (651)-249-2002. The law also controls how we keep government data and what we tell you when you ask to see the data we have. These rights and controls are:
You may request and receive public information over the phone, in person, through the mail, or via e-mail. If it is not possible to give you the information in the way you ask, we will contact you to decide on another way to give you the information you asked for.
If we don’t have the data you are asking for, we will tell you right away. We do not have to collect or create data for you in order to respond to your request.
If we have the data you’re asking for, but we don’t keep the data in the form you want, we may not be able to give you the data in that form. If we can’t put the data in the form you want, you may have the data in our format and convert it to the form you want. If we can put you the data in the form you want, we will let you know how long it will take us to provide the data and how much it will cost. Then you can decide if you want the data in that form or not.
You have the right to look at public data at no cost. We will let you look at computerized data on a computer screen, or print a copy, so that you can inspect the data at no charge. You also may inspect public data on your own computer, and you may print or download the data using your own computer, at no cost.
If you have any questions about the meaning of public data that we keep, please contact the Responsible Authority, Karen Haag at (651) 249-2002 and ask for an explanation. If you ask, we will provide an interpreter or find another way to explain the data.
You have the right to have a copy of any data that you have a right to see. This includes the right to have copies of all or parts of specific documents, files, records, data bases or types of data that we keep. If you ask for the copies in electronic form, and we keep the data in electronic form, we will give you the data in electronic form.
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