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If you request information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you may have to pay certain fees. The rules regarding the payment and amount charged are set out in the Act and its regulations. 

The following table displays the typical fee charges:

Fees for items or services related to requests for information.




Application Fee

Mandatory fee that must accompany each request and cannot be waived


Search Time

For time needed to search and collect municipal records

$7.50 for each 15 minutes

Photocopy Fees

Photocopying documents


Computer Programming

Where a program is needed to view or save information from a machine-readable database

$15 for each 15 minutes

Records Preparation

Where information must be removed from records before release

$7.50 for each 15 minutes


Where records are requested in a digital format

$10 per USB

Shipping Costs

Cost for shipping

As invoiced

Other Fees

Where other fees may be incurred to respond to a request

As invoiced

Where the projected fees will be more than $25, we will provide you with a fee estimate, which will provide a line-by-line breakdown of the expected fees. You must pay the amount outlined before you collect the records.

Where the projected fees are more than $100, you may need to pay a deposit equal to 50 per cent of the amount before we complete any extra work related to the request.

If you feel that the projected fees are too much or unaffordable, you can modify the scope of your request to reduce the fees. We will provide you with a Notice of Decision and Fees Owing when the process is complete.

Note: You must pay all fees invoiced, even if you abandon or withdraw your request. If you do not make payment, we will pursue collection activities to recover the amount owing.


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