The Regional District office at 155 George Street is currently only accessible for scheduled appointments. No walk in traffic is permitted.
FOI applicants should phone in with inquiries or request appointments at 250-960-4400 (1-800-667-1959), or email applications to FOI@rdffg.bc.ca. If you are sick, have returned from an out of country visit in the last 14 days or have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus we respectfully ask that you do not come to our office.
We endeavor to respond FOI requests in a timely manner; however, this depends on the type of information requested as well as staff resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Provincial Privacy Commissioner has directed that local governments have up to 60 working days to respond to a request during this time.
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is a provincial law that balances:
Records may be routine (not containing personal information or other information not releasable under provincial legislation) and are identified on the Regional District Routine Records Listing. These records do not require the submission of a formal request for information and they may be obtained by calling the Regional District at 250-960-4400 and asking for the relevant department.
To request Non-Routine Records (containing personal information or other information not releasable under provincial legislation) a formal request must be submitted in writing. The formal request for information form may be printed then scanned and emailed, or printed and delivered in person, by mail, email or fax to:
Building plans can only be released to the property owners, unless the property owners have provided consent to the applicant. Consent may be in the form of either: