About the DNR


Access to government data

Please note:
For general questions about the DNR, please contact the DNR Information Center

For information on accessing Electronic Licensing Data (ELS), view Licensing Data

Your rights as a member of the public to access government data

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act gives you, and all other members of the public, the right to see and have copies of all public data that government entities keep. The law also controls how government entities keep government data and how they respond to requests for data.

Rights of the public to access government data PDF

Data Request Form PDF - Make sure that you save and open the PDF, then verify that the information is complete and correct before attaching it to an email.

You can submit form by mail, fax, or email to:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Data Practices Compliance Official
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4075
Phone: 651-259-5345
Fax: 651-296-0902
datarequest.dnr@state.mn.us


Your rights as the subject of government data

Several state laws protect your privacy rights with regard to the information we collect, use and disseminate about you. These rights are described below. The information that we collect about you may be classified as one or more of the following:

Public - anyone can see the information
Private - only you can see the information
Confidential - you cannot see the information.

Requesting government data about you PDF

Data Subject Request Form PDF - Make sure that you save and open the PDF, then verify that the information is complete and correct before attaching it to an email.

You can submit form by mail, fax, or email to:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Data Practices Compliance Official
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4075
Phone: 651-259-5345
Fax: 651-296-0902
datarequest.dnr@state.mn.us