Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

The provincially legislated Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was established to make public bodies more accountable and transparent to the public and to protect personal privacy.

Any person who makes a request has a right of access to any 'record' (with certain exceptions) in the custody or under the control of a public body. This includes records containing your own personal information. If you are requesting personal information on behalf of another person, please have them complete and sign a consent to disclosure of personal information and provide it with your printed form.

Download Consent to Disclose Personal Information form

Routinely available records

Routinely available records do not require a formal request. Please check our List of Routinely Available Records to see if a formal request is required.

Formal requests

If you wish to make a formal request for access to records under FOIPPA, you may do so by filling out the electronic application form (below), or by printing and returning your application for access to records to:

Legislative Services (FOI Requests) 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5J6
250-755-4435 (Fax)

Last updated: July 7, 2023

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Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at Please also see our Privacy Policy.