Maps & Access to Information

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Maps and Open Data

The City's mapping service, PGMap, lets you see everything from administrative boundaries to zoning information and more. The Open Data portal lets you access dashboards, statistics, and other information related to City administration.

Access to information

The City of Prince George is committed to making access to information and records simple, whether you request information online, by contacting the appropriate departments directly, or formally under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The City’s records are categorized based on their content. Many of the City's records can be accessed without a freedom of information request. Before making a formal request, check out the City's website or review the City's Records Release Table to assist you identifying what records public bodies typically create and how you can access them.  This list is not exhaustive and not all public bodies are required to create the same records.  If you do not find the record you are looking for on the website or in the table, please contact the appropriate department. Applicable fees may apply

When you request records, you may be charged a fee to cover the cost of processing the request, including processing time, copies per page, and shipping. Schedule "C-3" Administrative Services of the City's Comprehensive Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 7557, 2004, as amended outlines the fees that may be charged for searching, retrieving, and processing records requests. 

If you would like to speak to a City department, contact the Service Centre by calling 311 (or 250-561-7600 outside city limits) or emailing For general questions about records, contact

Record Types and Categories

Routinely available records

Routinely available records are types of records that are available without making a formal freedom of information request. These types of records do not contain sensitive information. Routinely available records include brochures, official community plans, maps, bylaws, open council agendas, etc.  

If the routinely available records you are looking for are not available on the website, you may request copies by completing an application form. Fees may apply.

Routinely available records with review

Routinely available records with review are types of records that are available without a formal freedom of information request but must be reviewed by staff before their release for sensitive information (in other words, personal, proprietary, or copyrighted information). Routinely available records with review include historical property records, survey certificates, development or variance permits, notices on title, technical reports, etc. 

These types of records are not routinely available but you may request copies without a formal FIPPA request by completing an application form. Fees may apply.

Phase 1/Stage 1 environmental assessment search

Effective January 1, 2024, Section C-3 of the City's Comprehensive Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 7557, 2004, was amended to create a Phase 1/Stage 1 environmental assessment search category that includes an organization-wide search of the City's records including:

  • Records Management division: historical property records including building-related applications, permits, inspections, and survey certificates on file).
  • Development Services division: environmental records (including reviews of internal drives, PGMap, historic environmental correspondence, spills, and tank removal information searches).
  • Utilities division: environmental and source control records (including spills).
  • Fire Rescue services: redacted fire incident reports, spills, and tank removals.

To request a search, complete the application form. Select the box next to "Environmental Assessment Records (Phase 1/Stage 1)". For questions related to the environmental assessment records search, email