Freedom of Information

In the Municipality of Central Huron, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) enables you to:

  • protect your privacy as an individual when you provide personal information to institutions; and
  • access records that are available to the public.

Accessing our records

If you'd like to access our records, please give us a call at 519-482-3997. We will let you know if we can release the information informally, or if you need to complete a formal access request.

Submitting a formal request

If we require a formal request, please send us a completed Access/Correction Request form along with the legislated $5.00 application fee.

You can apply in person or by mail to:

Municipal Clerk

Municipality of Central Huron

Town Hall

23 Albert St.

P.O. Box 400

Clinton ON N0M 1L0

In most cases, we issue decision letters 30 days after we receive your payment and application.

Appeal process

If you are not satisfied with the decision regarding your request, please complete an Appeal Form within 30 days of receiving the decision.

Please send your appeal to:

Mr. Brian Beamish, Commissioner

Information and Privacy Commission of Ontario

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400

Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A8

Telephone: 1-800-387-0073

The appeal fee is $25.00, which you must pay to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) if they file the appeal.

Requesting personal information

If you are requesting access to, or would like to correct, your own personal information, please include a photocopied piece of identification (e.g. a driver's licence) that has your signature. This will allow us to verify your identity and ensure that we do not disclose your information to someone other than yourself.

If you are acting as an agent for someone else, please include a signed Consent to Release from that person, which authorizes you to act on their behalf. Please include a photocopy of a piece of their identification that has their signature for verification.