The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) gives you the right to ask for access to general municipal government information. MFIPPA applies to all municipalities, local agencies, boards and commissions, including school boards, public utilities, transit and police commissions, fire departments, and conservation authorities. MFIPPA determines what information is made available to the public and how it is made available.

The two main purposes of MFIPPA are:

  • To provide the right of access to information held by institutions, subject to limited and specific exemptions.
  • To protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information held by government institutions.

You may request access to general records or personal information (information about yourself), or request a correction to personal information.

Download MFIPPA Request Form

How to request access to information
  1. Download an access request form from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario website.
  2. Submit the completed form by email, including your name, full contact details, and a clear overview of your request. 
  3. All requests should be emailed to

A $5.00 application fee is required for all requests. You must submit your request before making payment.

Payment may be completed by any of the following options:

  • Cash/debit/credit, in person
  • Credit, by phone
  • Cheque payable to Quinte Conservation Authority

If you are requesting information about yourself, your request is considered a 'personal information request'. All other requests for information, whether about a person other than yourself, or about a government program or activity, are considered 'general information requests'. Additional fees may apply to requests for general information.

Additional fees

In accordance with Section 45 (1) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act fees for information/ access to a record(s) may be invoiced in the amounts prescribed by the regulation for:

  • $30.00 for every hour of manual search required to locate a record and the costs of preparing the record for disclosure; including computer and other costs incurred in locating, retrieving, and processing;
  • $7.50 per 15 minutes required to search and retrieve records. This does not include time to review files;
  • $7.50 per 15 minutes required to prepare records for release. Preparation may include scanning or severing records;
  • Photocopies: $0.20 per page;
  • USB Memory Stick: $10.00 for each USB;
  • Shipping costs;
  • Any other costs incurred in responding to a request for access to a record.

You will be given a fee estimate if the fees are likely to be more than $25. If the estimate is $100 or more, you may have to pay a 50% deposit prior to the work being done. The full amount is due at the time records are disclosed.


Quinte Conservation has 30 calendar days from the date the request was received to respond. If 30 calendar days have passed and you have not received a decision letter, or you are not satisfied with the access decision made, you can appeal in writing to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

To file an appeal, you must write to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's office within 30 calendar days of receiving the decision letter. Your letter should include the following:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number;
  2. Quinte Conservation's name and the file number;
  3. A copy of Quinte Conservation's decision;
  4. A copy of the request;
  5. A reason for the appeal

Appeal Fees (must be included with the request)

  • Personal Requests - $10
  • General Requests - $25

Commissioner's Office

2 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
Telephone: 416-326-3333
Toll Free: 1-800-387-0073


For information about Quinte Conservation's policies and procedures regarding information and privacy, please email