Request Data from Anoka County Jail
Request Non-Jail Data from Anoka County Sheriff's Office
Requesting Data and Information
Public Data: Government data that are available to anyone for any reason.
Private Data: Government data about a person that are available to the person but not to the public.
Confidential Data: Government data about a person that are not available to the person or the public.
Nonpublic Data: Government data about businesses/organizations/inanimate objects that are available to the businesses/organizations but not to the public.
Protected Nonpublic Data: Government data about businesses/organizations/inanimate objects that are not available to the businesses/organizations or the public.
If you are not the data subject, the government must respond within a reasonable amount of time. The government cannot require you to identify yourself or ask why you are requesting the information. If you are the data subject, the government must respond immediately or within ten business days.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is required by law to confirm the identity of a party requesting private data to ensure that only authorized individuals have access. A list of acceptable identification types is listed below.
Standard for Verifying Identity:
Unless the identity of an individual requesting private data can personally be verified by an Anoka County Sheriff’s Office employee, the data requestor may be required to confirm their identity through the display of a valid proof of identity at the time of inspection, or by providing the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office with a copy of a valid proof of identity before the data is sent to the requestor.
The Following Constitutes Proof of Identity:
An adult individual must provide a valid photo ID such as: Driver’s license, state issued ID, tribal ID, military ID, passport, or foreign equivalent of any of the above.
Parent or guardian of a minor must provide a valid photo ID and either a certified copy of the minor’s birth certificate, or a certified copy of documents that establish the parent or guardian’s relationship to the child.
The legal guardian for an individual must provide a valid photo ID and a certified copy of appropriate documentation of formal or informal appointment as guardian, such as a court order or valid power of attorney.
Cost of Data
The Data Practices Act allows government to charge for government data, including copies of data and the time to process the request. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office does assess fees for all data requests allowed by statute. The allowable amount depends on whether the requester is a member of the public or a data subject, and statutory requirements relating to copy charges are in Minnesota Statutes, sections 13.03 (members of the public), sections 13.04 (data subjects), and Minnesota Rules 1205.0300, subpart 4.