Requesting a Temporary Classification of Data
Fill out the application
Send the completed application to:
- Via email: email@example.com
- Via US Mail:
- Commissioner of Administration
c/o Data Practices Office
201 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Once the Commissioner receives the application, the data are no longer public. Copies of the application will be given to the media and members of the public upon request. Temporary classifications are made pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 13.06.
The Commissioner has 45 calendar days to decide whether to grant the request and 90 days if he determines the request applies to similar government entities.
If the Request is Not Granted
If the Commissioner does not grant the request, the data revert to public classification 20 calendar days after the date of his decision.
If the Request is Granted
If the Commissioner grants the request, the Attorney General's office must review the application within 25 calendar days.
|the Attorney General's office disagrees with the Commissioner's decision
||the data revert to public five business days after the date of the decision
|the Attorney General's office agrees with the Commissioner's decision
||the Commissioner must submit the approved classification to the Legislature by January 15 of the year following the approval
How long does a temporary classification remain in effect?
As an example, assume a temporary classification is granted between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. If the Legislature does not pass a law by August 1, 2017 making the classification permanent, the temporary classification expires and the data revert to public.