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    Freedom of Information

    Freedom of Information

    The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) applies to all municipalities in Ontario, as well as police services boards, public library boards, school boards, conservation authorities, boards of health, transit commissions, certain municipal electricity corporations and certain local housing corporations.

    MFIPPA gives people the right to request access to information held by municipalities in accordance with the following principles:

    • Information should be made available to the public;
    • Individuals should have access to their own personal information;
    • Exceptions to access should be limited and specific;
    • The privacy of individuals with respect to the personal information the municipality collects and maintains shall be protected;
    • Decisions on the disclosure of government information may be reviewed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

     

    You have the right to request access to information from the Town of Halton Hills which may be in paper or electronic format and may include items such as photographs, maps and drawings.

    You should first contact the appropriate department directly to see if you can get the information informally. Staff in the department will determine if a formal MFIPPA request is required. We try to provide as much information as possible to the public however, requests containing personal, proprietary or third party information may require a formal request for access under MFIPPA.

    Contact the Town of Halton Hills for information on most local municipal services.

    Please contact Halton Region for information on the following:

    • Planning & patterns of development for the Halton Region
    • Purification, supply and distribution of water
    • Sewage collection and treatment
    • Solid waste disposal
    • Environmental information
    • Regional roads and storm sewers
    • Emergency planning for the Halton Region
    • Social services
    • Public health services
    • Regional museum
    • Industrial/commercial development
    • Tourism promotion

    Complete the MFIPPA Access/Correction Request form.

    In Person:

    At the Finance Counter
    Town Hall
    1 Halton Hills Drive, Halton Hills, ON
    Cash, cheque, debit and credit cards accepted

    By Mail:

    Records/FOI Coordinator
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills, ON L9G 5G2
    Cheque only

    Cheques are to be made payable to the Town of Halton Hills

    Questions? Contact the Records/FOI Coordinator for the Town of Halton Hills at 905-873-2601, ext. 2356

    Someone who is given access to his/her own personal information may request that the Town make a correction to that information if he/she believes the information is incorrect. The Town will decide whether to make the correction or not. If the information is not corrected, the person may ask that a Statement of Disagreement be attached to the record to indicate that he/she does not believe that the information is accurate.

    To request a correction to personal information

    Complete the MFIPPA Access/Correction Request form and attach any supporting documentation you wish to include.

    In Person:

    At the Finance Counter
    Town Hall
    1 Halton Hills Drive, Halton Hills, ON
    Cash, cheque, debit and credit cards accepted

    By Mail:

    Records/FOI Coordinator
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills, ON L9G 5G2
    Cheque only

    Cheques are to be made payable to the Town of Halton Hills

    Questions? Contact the Records/FOI Coordinator for the Town of Halton Hills at 905-873-2601, ext. 2356

    The charging of fees is authorized by section 45(1) of the Act. An individual who makes a request for access to a record must pay a $5.00 application fee. In addition, the requester must pay the fees for:

    Section 6 of R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 823

    Photocopies and Computer Printouts (each) $  0.20
    CD (each) $10.00
    Preparing a record for disclosure, including severing a part of the record, $7.50 for each 15 minutes spent by any person $  7.50
    Manually searching a record, $7.50 for each 15 minutes spent by any person $  7.50
    For developing a computer program or other method of producing a record from machine readable record, $15 for each 15 minutes spent by any person $15.00

    Shipping Fees

    Shipping costs such as postage or courier costs may be charged if applicableTBD

    Other Fees

    Refer to page 2 of the MFIPPA Access/Correction Request form
    Records will not be released until fees are paid.

    Fee Estimates and Deposits

    You will be given a fee estimate if the fees are likely to be more than $25. If the estimate of fees is $100 or more, you may have to pay a deposit of fifty percent of the estimated cost.

    In Person:

    At the Finance Counter
    Town Hall
    1 Halton Hills Drive, Halton Hills, ON
    Cash, cheque, debit and credit cards accepted

    By Mail:

    Records/FOI Coordinator
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills, ON L9G 5G2
    Cheque only

    Cheques are to be made payable to the Town of Halton Hills

    If you are not satisfied with the Town’s response to your request submitted under MFIPPA, you may appeal the Town’s decision to the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The commissioner is appointed by the Provincial Legislature and is independent of any government or public institution.

    Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
    2 Bloor Street East
    Suite 1400
    Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
    Phone: 1-800-387-0073
    www.ipc.on.ca

    There is a $10 appeal fee for requests related to accessing or correcting your personal information.
    There is a $25 appeal fee for requests related to accessing general records.

    Appeal fees may be paid by cheque or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance.

    If you have any questions regarding the Town of Halton Hills’ Freedom of Information process, please contact the Records/FOI Coordinator by Email or 905-873-2601, ext. 2356

     

     


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