Freedom of Information

Requests for information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act must be made in writing, identifying specific records requested. The municipality will respond in 30 days or less. Charges may vary, according to the amount of time required to gather the information.

Please inquire beforehand as to whether or not the information you are looking for is already publicly available, or if the information may be released without submitting a Freedom of Information Request. Information that is already publicly available or available on request will save both you and the District time and costs.

Certain classes of information may be subject to severance from any documents released under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, or may be withheld entirely depending on the scope or nature of the subject information.

Pursuant to the the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, an applicant may be required to pay fees for the processing of an application. An estimate of those fees must be provided to the applicant prior to such fees being levied by the District. Please consult the Freedom of Information Request Form and submit it to the Corporate Services Officer by fax, mail, hand delivery or email.

If you have any questions, please contact the Corporate Services Officer, the appointed Freedom of Information Head for the District of Houston.

For more information, please see the District's Freedom of Information Bylaw and the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act and Regulations.

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