How to Access Specific Town Documents
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) came into effect on January 1, 1991. It applies to
all Ontario municipalities as well as local boards, agencies and commissions, including school boards and police services. The Act
provides the right of public to access municipal records, subject to certain limitations and exemptions, and the right to access
one’s own personal information and to correct it if it is inexact, ambiguous or incomplete. The Act further requires
municipalities to protect personal information by imposing protection of privacy requirements that govern the collection, retention,
use, disclosure and disposal of information.
The end result is a balance between both access to information and protection of personal privacy. The Town of Innisfil promotes open government by operating in a manner that fosters and supports the principles of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Routinely Disclosed Documents
If you are interested in obtaining access to information or records of the municipality, you are first encouraged to contact us to see if the records are considered routine disclosure. Call the Town Administration Office at 705-436-3710.
Documents Requiring a Freedom of Information Request
If the records you are interested in are not subject to routine disclosure, you will need to make a formal request in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The municipality has 30 days in which to respond to a request.
To initiate a formal request, Fill out the form below and pay the 5$ application (prescribed by the Act).
Please note that additional fees may apply as per Section 45 of the Act:
Search Time $7.50 - per ¼ hour
Preparation Time $7.50 - per ¼ hour
Computer programming $15.00 - per ¼ hour
Photocopying and Computer Print-outs $0.20 - per page
CD - $10.00 per Disk
Reproduction of Large Drawings - $20.00 per sheet
Any shipping costs
Any additional fees incurred in responding to a request