Frequently Asked Questions
Requests may be submitted by email.
Requests may also be submitted in person or by mail to the City Clerk's Department located at the following location:
City Clerk's Department
510 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B9
There is no fee for making an application under FIPPA or for the first 2 hours spent by the public body searching or preparing information for you. The following are chargeable services under FIPPA:
- Search and Preparation Fees
$15 per half hour (after 2 free hours)
Applies to: locating the records, time to make working copies, doing any required severing.
Does not apply to: deciding what information cannot be disclosed and must be severed, transferring an application to another public body, preparing a fee estimate.
- Computer Programming and Data Processing Fees
$10 for each 15 minutes of in-house programming or data processing, or the actual cost of having it done externally.
- Photocopies and computer printouts
20 cents per page.
For more information regarding applicable fees, please consult the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
In most cases, you should receive a response from the public body within 30 days, unless the public body has transferred the request to another public body or extended the response time. If you do not receive a response within the 30 day period, you may submit a complaint to the Manitoba Ombudsman.
Unfortunately there is no way to expedite a request. You can make a note on your application that the records are needed urgently, however there is no guarantee a response will be made before the 30 day time frame.
For information regarding frequently requested documents that are either available publically, or available through a separate process, please consult the list below.