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Freedom of Information

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Ontario's Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) provides an individual with the right to access records of information, including one's own personal information, under the custody and control of a local government institution.

Basis of the Act

  • Access rights are balanced with privacy protection.
  • All paper documents, microfilm/fiche, computer files, e-mail and other forms of stored data are all considered to be records of the "institution" (i.e. the Corporation of the Town of Prescott).
  • Subject to certain limitations, there is a right of access by the public to records in the Town's custody and control.
  • Subject again to certain limitations, the personal information of individuals has to be protected and is not accessible by other individuals.

Information Links

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Corporate Freedom of Information and Privacy Office

Formal Requests under Ontario's Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Individuals wanting to submit a formal request for information under the access to information legislation (MFIPPA) may contact the Town of Prescott contact, listed below. Formal requests must be made in writing using the MFIPPA Access/Correction Form and be accompanied by a $5 application fee. In addition to the application fee, you may be required to pay other applicable fees. The rules regarding the payment and amount of fees are set out in the Act and its regulations.

MFIPPA Access/Correction Form 

For more information, please contact:

Director of Administration/Clerk
360 Dibble Street West
Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
Phone: 613-925-2812, ext. 6225
Fax: 613-925-4381