Data Requests

The Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13) presumes that all government data is public unless a state or federal law says the data is not public. Government data is a term that means all recorded information a government entity has, including paper, email, DVDs, photographs, etc.

The Government Data Practices Act also provides Swift County must keep all government data in a way that makes it easy for you, as a member of the public, to access public data. You have the right to look at (inspect), free of charge, all public data that we keep. You also have the right to get copies of public data. The Government Data Practices Act allows us to charge for copies. You have the right to look at data, free of charge, before deciding to request copies.

This page provides Swift County's written policy on how to access data and data on subjects along with a copy of Swift County's 2016 Inventory of Not Public Data on Individuals.


Data Request Form

Questions on Swift County data policy can be directed to the County's Responsible Authority:

Danielle Olson, County Attorney
211 11th St. N
Benson, MN 56215

Telephone: 320-843-2134
Fax: 320-843-2348