Accessing Municipal Information

The Township of Selwyn is committed to providing individuals with the right of access to information in our custody and control including records containing their own personal information, where applicable.

Requesters can make a general inquiry by contacting the appropriate department and simply asking for the desired information.

Information often requested and available through the Township Website includes:

  • Council Agenda or Council Minutes
  • Official Plan & Zoning By-law
  • By-laws & Policies
  • Forms, Applications & Permits

In some cases, records may contain protected information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and as such a formal FOI may be required.

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The Clerk's Office is responsible for the daily administration of the Act, including receiving and processing access requests on behalf of the Township, providing advice to administration, serving members of the public and helping to ensure that the privacy requirements of the Act are met.

Information and Privacy Commissioner Ontario -
80 Bloor Street West, Suite 1700
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V1
T: 1-800-387-0073
F: 1(416) 325-9195
TTY: 1(416) 325-7539

How do I make a formal request for Information under the Act?

Complete a Freedom of Information Request Form available from the Clerk's Department at the Municipal Office on 1310 Centre Line or by contacting the Clerk at 705-292-9507 or email Angela Chittick

Will I receive the Information I asked for?

Some requests for information may not be granted becasue of exemptions to open access. Mandatory exemptions prohibit the municipality, by law, from giving the information to a requestor, while discretionary exemptions leave the decision on whether or not disclosure of the information would be appropriate to the municipality.

For more information on how to access records or personal information under the Act, contact Angela Chittick, Clerk - Tel: 705-292-9507 ext. 221

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