The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) applies to government organizations, including municipalities and provides the right of access to records held by the municipality in accordance with the following principles:

Applicants must submit a completed Request for Information under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act form with the mandatory $5 application fee, and include as much detail about the information being requested as possible. In addition to the application fee, there may be other fees involved as set out in the Act and its regulations.

Applications are to be submitted to the Corporate Services Department, 14 Mill Avenue, Zurich, Ontario N0M 2T0.

The Request for Information under MFIPPA form is available for download from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario website.  

The Municipality responds to all formal requests within 30 days.

Fee Details - General Information Requests

The following outlines fees that may be charged in response to requests for general information, which includes information about a person other than yourself or about a municipal program or activity:

Application Fee: $5 to be paid when you submit your request.

Search Time: $7.50 for each 15 minutes required to search and retrieve records.

Record Preparation: $7.50 for each 15 minutes required to prepare records for release.

Photocopying: $0.20 per page.

Computer Programming: $15 for each 15 minutes needed to develop a program to retrieve information.

Floppy Disks: $10 for each disk.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner is appointed by the Provincial Legislature and is independent of any government or public institution and may be contacted at:

Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
2 Bloor Street East
Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8
Phone: 1-800-387-0073

For more information, the Information and Privacy Commissioner maintains a very comprehensive site at