Freedom of Information Request

Freedom of Information Request

Persons wishing to access any records in the custody and control of the Town of Lincoln are encouraged to first contact the municipality and request the information through normal inquiry channels.

Should access to the information through these normal channels be denied, individuals may make a formal written request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This Act provides a formal, regulated process for reviewing access requests and identifies a variety of mandatory and discretionary exemptions to the types of records that may be accessed by the general public. The Act also provides for the appeal of any access decision made by the municipality. The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario administers such appeals.
 

Follow the steps below to request access to a record:

  • Fill out this Application Form
  • Provide sufficient detail so that the Town Clerk can identify the record
  • Pay the fee of $5.00

Administratively, the Town Clerk is responsible for the day-to-day dealings with respect to the Act.

The Town Clerk is responsible for:

  • meeting time limits and notification requirements of the Act
  • considering representations from third parties who may be affected by the disclosure of records
  • making decisions about the disclosure of records and responding to access requests
  • determining the method of disclosing records
  • responding to requests for correction of personal information
  • calculating and collecting fees
  • where necessary, defending decisions made under the Act at an appeal
  • administering the privacy protection provisions of the Act
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