The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) promotes transparency and accountability for municipalities in BC, balancing the public’s right to access government information with the protection of individual’s private information. Under FOIPPA, the public can access and review City records. You can ask for records that contain:
- Information about government activities or programs
- Personal information from government records about yourself or on behalf of someone else (with their consent)
Please consider the following in making your requests:
- Keep your request simple, clear, and focused to reduce processing time and possible service fees. Asking for “any and all” records can result in a high volume of unnecessary records and may result in costs associated with processing the application and locating the files.
- There may be fees associated with various different types of information requested. Staff will contact the applicant should any fees apply.
- The City of Prince Rupert will not improperly collect or disclose personal information from residents to others unless legally compelled to do so. Anyone seeking personal information about an individual other than themselves may require the person’s signed consent.
To make a request, complete the online form below, or a paper form can be obtained at the front desk of City Hall.