The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) provides everyone the right to look at and request copies of public data that the City of Austin maintains. Records may be viewed for free or copies may be purchased at the rate established in the City fee schedule.

Minnesota Statute § 13.03, subd. 3, authorizes us to charge fees to recover costs to provide copies of data, including costs associated with searching, compiling, copying, mailing, or otherwise transmitting data. Prepayment is required prior to receiving copies of data. We do not charge for inspection of data or for separating not public data from public data.

To submit a data request, fill out the form below. If you do not receive a response within 7 business days, please contact City Clerk, Brianne Wolf at 507-437-9944.

In-person requests can be submitted at Austin City Hall, 500 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912.

Mailed requests can be sent to:

City of Austin
Attn: City Clerk
500 4th Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912

Printable PDF version for in-person or mailed submissions.

Police Records: Contact the Law Enforcement Center regarding a Police Records Request. 

Or visit this link to submit a request.

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