Data Practice Requests

How to Make a Data Request Under the Data Practices Act

In general, to look at government data or request copies of data that the City keeps, your request must be in writing, and submitted by mail, email, fax, or in person.  Completed forms should be submitted to the appropriate contact listed below.

  1. Data Request Form for Members of the Public (use for all public data)
  2. Data Request Form for Law Enforcement Data for Members of the Public (use for all police data)
  3. Data Request Form for Data Subjects (use if data is about you and classified as private)
    Standards for Verifying Identity (for data subjects)

To learn more about accessing government data, see the Data Practices Policies below:
Data Practices Policy for Members of the Public
Data Practices Policy for Data Subjects

How We Respond to a Data Request

Upon receiving your written request, we will work to process it as quickly as possible. If we do not have the data requested, or the data is not public, we will notify you as soon as reasonably possible.

NOTE: The Data Practices Act does not require the City to answer questions that are not requests for data.

City of Apple Valley Data Practices Contacts

Responsible Authority and Data Practices Compliance Official
Pamela Gackstetter, City Clerk
7100 147th Street W., Apple Valley, MN  55124
Phone:  952-953-2506 / Fax:  952-953-2515
pgackstetter@cityofapplevalley.org

The following persons are officially designated by the Responsible Authority as “Designees” to be in charge of individual files or systems containing government data and to receive and comply with the requests for government data.

Designee for Building Inspection Property File Data
Sarah Bertram
Phone:  952-953-2585 / Fax:  952-953-2515
sbertram@cityofapplevalley.org

Designee for Community Development & Code Enforcement Data
Joan Murphy
Phone:  952-953-2575 / Fax:  952-953-2515
jmurphy@cityofapplevalley.org
Designee for Fire Department Data
Chuck Russell
Phone:  952-953-2606 / Fax:  952-953-2515
chuck.russell@applevalleyfire.org
Designee for Human Resources Data
Melissa Haas
Phone:  952-953-2548 / Fax:  952-953-2515
mhaas@cityofapplevalley.org


Designee for Law Enforcement Data
Stephanie Mellesmoen
Phone:  952-953-2712 / Fax:  952-953-2733
smellesmoen@cityofapplevalley.org
Designee for Public Works Data
Cheryl Groves
Phone:  952-953-2402 / Fax:  952-953-2515
cgroves@cityofapplevalley.org

Designee for Government Data
Charles Grawe
Phone:  952-953-2508 / Fax:  952-953-2515
cgrawe@cityofapplevalley.org


The mailing address for all Designees is:  7100 147th Street W., Apple Valley, MN  55124