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Data Practices

How to request public data

The Minnesota Data Practices Act requires the Minnesota Department of Commerce to keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. Here are instructions on how to obtain that data.

Instructions to Request Public Data
Form to Request Public Data

*Trouble submitting the form?  In certain web browsers the submit button on the request form will not work.  If the submit button will not work for you, please save the document and attach it in an email to: DataRequests.Commerce@state.mn.us.

How to request information about yourself

The Minnesota Department of Commerce must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you to access data about you. Also, we can collect and keep only those data about you that we need for administering and managing programs that are permitted by law. 

Instructions to Access Data About Yourself
Form to Request Data About Yourself

**Trouble submitting the form?  In certain web browsers the submit button on the request form will not work.  If the submit button will not work for you, please save the document and attach it in an email to: DataRequests.Commerce@state.mn.us.


You may access the following data without submitting a data practices request.

For information on the following, please review Commerce’s CARDS system.  

  • Enforcement Actions taken by Commerce (e.g. Orders)  
  • Franchise Registrations
  • Insurance Financial Examinations
  • Insurance Financial Statements
  • Insurance Bulletins 
  • Energy Data and Reports

Licensee Lists

You may order a list of licensees regulated by Commerce (e.g. Real Estate Appraisers) through the Mailing List Service Catalog (.pdf) published by the State of Minnesota, Department of Administration’s Minnesota Bookstore.

Why don’t agencies provide lists of licensees through a data practices request

Insurance Data

For insurance rates, forms, or health plan binder filings submitted to Commerce by insurance companies, public information is available on the SERFF Access website.


Statement(s) of Disagreement

If a licensee is an individual who has contested the accuracy or completeness of any public data on him- or herself that is published on any web site maintained by Commerce, then any Statement of Disagreement submitted by this individual to Commerce pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13.04, subd. 4(a) will be available here while the data is in dispute.

Statements of Disagreement

ATKINSON, ROBERT C  
Lic# RA782962 
EXCELSIOR, MN 

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