Access to Information

http://fr.prescott-russell.on.ca/services/administration/aces_a_information

Access to Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requires municipalities to allow access to records in their custody or under their control, unless an exemption applies.

Time Limit to Respond to an Access Request

The Clerk must respond to an access request within 30 days unless an extension is required.

Application Fee

An application fee of $5.00 must accompany all access requests.

Other Applicable Fees

Here is a non-exhaustive list of fees that may also apply to an access request:

  • Search time:
    • $7.50 per 15 minutes for each staff member’s time
    • This fee does not apply to personal information requests
  • Preparation time:
    • $7.50 per 15 minutes for each staff member’s time
    • This fee does not apply to personal information requests
  • Photocopies:
    • $0.20 per page

Fees Estimate

An estimate will be given to the requester if the estimated fees exceed $25.00. If the fees exceed $100.00, a 50% deposit may be asked from the requester.

Appeal Rights

The requester has the right to appeal the decision rendered by the Clerk within 30 days from the notice of decision to the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Appeal fees are $25.00 for a request for general records, $10.00 for a request for personal information, and $10.00 for a request for correction of personal information.

Making an Access Request

Please fill out the Request Form and submit the completed document, along with the $5.00 application fee, to:

mail:

United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Clerk’s Office
59 Court Street, PO Box 304, L’Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0

or

email:

mcadieux@prescott-russell.on.ca

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