Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Town of Cobourg has a web site page with more information on Freedom of Information (FOI)

Town of Cobourg Freedom of Information 

After you have prepared your request you can deliver it to Victoria Hall, together with a $5 filing fee:

Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk
Brent Larmer
Telephone: 905-372-4301
Fax: 905-372-7421

Get a receipt to ensure that your request is not lost! Regulations require a response within 30 calendar days of filing.

However, note that the list of exemptions is not identical to what is in the legislation. If in doubt it is best to consult the Government of Ontario website for the definitive information.

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) applies to local government institutions, including municipalities, police services boards, school boards, conservation authorities, boards of health and transit commissions.

The act gives individuals the right to request access to municipal government information, including most general records and records containing their own personal information. More details are provided in “Mini Guide to FOI”.

Routine Disclosure Policy

The Town of Cobourg has a policy to ensure the public is provided access to government records and information efficiently and effectively. 

Routine Disclosure LEG-ADM13
Proposed Routine Disclosure LEG-ADM14 – Appendix A