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Freedom of Information / Formal Request for Information

In the event access is desired to a record not considered to be routine in nature a formal request should be made using the form provided, or an equivalent written request.

Important points to note when making an application:

  • the request must be made to the correct agency. For example, a request for property assessment records should be directed to the British Columbia Assessment Authority instead of the Regional District.
  • the request must provide sufficient detail to enable compliance in an efficient manner.

Example Request #1:
"Please provide copies of all planning reports and studies undertaken over the last 10 years."
Very broad - applicability to specific records open to interpretation; volume of research required would likely result in additional cost to applicant.

Example Request #2:
"Please provide copies of planning reports and studies undertaken on the Tabor Lake watershed over the last 10 years."
Acceptable - will require interpretation of some records for applicability, may require time extension for full compliance.

Example Request #3:
"Please provide copies of the planning studies undertaken on the Tabor Lake watershed and published during 1999-2003."
Best practise - request is precise, compliance assured within allowable timeframe.

  • in some cases (particularly where extensive research and/or copying is required) a fee will be charged for locating and retrieving records. Fee estimates are available upon request.

 

Questions?

Please contact the Regional District's Freedom of Information Coordinator at (250) 960-4400 or at district@rdffg.bc.ca . You may also write to:

FOI Coordinator
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
155 George Street
Prince George, BC V2L 1P8

 

Related Links

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC