Freedom of Information Requests
Start by making an informal request. To do this, contact the department you think may have the information you are looking for. Please review the listing of typical records produced by a local government to determine which department your request falls under.
If the information you are seeking is not routinely available by the department, an official FOI request for records must be made in writing (e-mails are acceptable) requesting the records you want. Not sure if your request requires an FOI? Please review the listing of typical records produced by a local government to determine what information is available to you without an FOI request. You may also choose to submit your request using the form supplied by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act FOI Application Form.
Make sure to descibe the records as carefully and specifically as possible. Please specify whether you want to receive copies of the records or to view the records in person.
Deliver, mail, fax, or e-mail your written FOI request to the following recipient:
City of Pitt Meadows
12007 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B5
Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner
The OIPC provides independent oversight and enforcement of B.C.'s access and privacy laws. To learn more about their mandate, jurisdiction, and how they can help you, visit www.oipc.bc.ca.
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The Act states that the City may charge fees for the costs of providing applicants with records. Commercial applicants must pay the actual cost of providing the service. Non-commercial applicants must pay $7.50 per quarter hour, after the first three hours, for locating, retrieving and preparing records for disclosure. Additional fees such as photocopying and shipping also apply. If there are costs involved in processing a formal request, we will provide an estimate before processing your application.