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Freedom of information requests and released information

British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows you access to information held by the City of Vancouver. You have the right to request any record in the custody or control of the City of Vancouver. This includes records containing your personal information.

Start with an informal request

The information you want may already be publicly available, so phone 3-1-1 for help accessing it. Your informal request may be free of charge, or come at a cost, depending on the department that manages the information you want.

Released FOI records

Current year information released

As of January 1, 2016, we post all FOI releases, except requests for records and responses that contain personal and confidential information.

Previous years information released

BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows citizens access to information held by the City.

Get information about a fire incident

Request a fire incident report online

Order an incident report online about a fire, vehicle accident, or other emergency where Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded.

Information released from in-camera meetings

Find in-camera decisions and reports that have been released because they are now no longer considered sensitive information.

How we collect, use, and share your information

To be transparent and accountable, the City must publish a Personal Information Bank (PIB) directory of ways we collect, use, and share your personal information.

Each listing explains why we collect that information, how we use it, and who we share it with.

Download the PIB directory PDF (643 KB)

Related freedom of information laws

City of Vancouver's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw 11451

Provides for the administration of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

BC FOIPPA act (Freedom of information)

Provides for making public bodies more open and accountable by providing you with a legal right of access to government records. Protects your right to personal privacy by prohibiting the unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by public bodies.

Contact the Information and Privacy Office

Address
City Clerk's Office
3rd Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Fax: 604-873-7419 

foi@vancouver.ca

Make a Freedom of Information requestOffice of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for British ColumbiaBC Freedom of Information & Privacy AssociationCity of Vancouver's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw 11451Current year information releasedPrevious years information released