As a general rule, documents held by the Town are considered public and can be accessed by anyone. Documents can be consulted on the spot at Town Hall during business hours. You must however expect some delay for the document to be located. For that reason, we suggest you schedule an appointment (514-694-4100, ext. 3116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
) before going to consult a document. A copy of a document can also be requested, subject to payment of applicable fees. It is also possible to request that a document be sent by mail or even by email, by filling out the online form below.
It is important to note that the right of access is not absolute and a request may be denied for different reasons. One of these reasons stems from the second division of the above mentioned Act, which is the need to protect personal information. It is therefore necessary to get a person's or property owner's prior consent before the Town can agree to give you access to their files. Should a written request for information be denied, the applicant can chose to contact the Commission d'accès à l'information
to ask for a revision of the Town's decision.
ACCESS TO A DOCUMENT REQUEST FORM
The form below is made available to anyone wishing to have access to documents or personal information held by public bodies. However, the use of this form remains optional. The information given under section "Identification of the requestor" will be kept confidential and will be given exclusively to employees authorized to handle your request.
If you need help in identifying the document you are looking for or if you need information concerning the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, contact the person in charge of access to information at the public body where the document is requested. A request must be sufficiently detailed to allow the person in charge to reply. Thus, you may, for instance, mention the title of the requested document, the name of the author or the subject. Upon receipt of this form or any other written request, the person in charge will acknowledge receipt of your request. The person in charge has 20 days to reply.
Access to document request is free. However, a public body may charge a fee not exceeding the cost of photo copying or transmitting the document. The person in charge will inform you before proceeding.