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Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 135
Rochester, MN 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2900
Fax: 507-328-2901
TDD: 507-328-2900

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


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The City Clerk is designated under the City Charter as the keeper of City records. In this role, the Clerk's Office provides guidance to all City departments in maintaining an effective records system.  The City has adopted the General Records Retention Schedule for Minnesota Cities last updated by the Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association in May of 2018.

Accessing City Records and Information 

Many government records and types of information are available directly through the City's website. Frequently requested information includes:

Making a Request under the Government Data Practices Act

Access to City records can also be requested through the City Clerk's Office under the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The City Clerk has been designated as the City's Responsible Authority for Data Practices requests.

Request records and information by completing the Data Disclosure Request Form or by calling the City Clerk’s office at (507) 328-2900.

*Requests for Police Reports should go directly to the Police Records Division.

City Policies and Procedures Adopted under the Government Data Practices Act