Routine Disclosure and Freedom of Information

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The Municipality of Port Hope prides itself on its efforts to be both accountable and transparent about processes and information flow. For this reason, each department has prepared a Routine Disclosure Plan identifying the types of documentation which are openly available to anyone interested. If listed within the Routine Disclosure Plan the information that you are seeking will not require a formal request under a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (MFIPPA) legislated process.

You are encouraged to contact the department directly responsible for the specific information you wish to request. Departments will make every effort to provide this information in a timely manner. Applicable fees and charges will apply for photocopies etc. required to provide the information.

 Fees & Charges By-Law

 Routine Disclosure Plan

For information that is not listed in the  Routine Disclosure Plan, the MFIPPA provides an avenue to access municipal information. All applications must be submitted to the Corporate Services office at 56 Queen Street, Port Hope, in person or by mail, with the applicable filing fee of $5.00 for each request under the MFIPPA.  The MFIPPA also provides that certain fees can be charged for access to records, for example search time and photocopies.

MFIPPA Application Form

Additional information regarding the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act may be obtained at the Information and Privacy Commissioner's website: http://www.ipc.on.ca/.