Freedom of Information

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The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA") is provincial legislation to make public bodies more open and accountable by providing the public with a legislated right of access to government records.

The City of Prince George is committed to:

Making access to information and records simple either online, directly through contact with the appropriate departments, or formally under FIPPA.

How to access City records through a formal request

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) applies to all records (all recorded information) that are under the custody or control of a public body. 

FIPPA's definition of a record:

“Record” includes books, documents, maps, drawings, photographs, letters, vouchers, papers and any other thing on which information is recorded or stored by graphic, electronic, mechanical or other means, but doesn’t include a computer program or any other mechanism that produces records."

It is important to note that FIPPA covers access to records and the information contained in them. It’s NOT the intention of FIPPA that staff compile and summarize research in order to answer specific questions. Applicants are expected to conduct their own research based on records received from the City and make their own interpretations.