To request information through MFIPPA, follow the steps below:

1.  Requesters must complete a request form or write a letter stating that they are asking for access to records under the Act.

2.  The form/letter should be sent to the Clerk.

3.  There is a $5.00 application fee that must be paid for all requests.  Cheques should be made payable to "Township of Malahide".

4.  We will locate the records requested and within 30 days make a decision to either release the records entirely, in part, or to deny access to them.

5.  On occasion, we may ask for an extension if the request is for an extensive number of records or if an outside party needs to be contacted.

6.  The Clerk will write a decision letter to the requestor advising which records are being released or explaining why access is being denied to records.

7.  The requester may access the records in the Municipal Office, or photocopies or electronic copies can be made for a fee.

8.  The decision letter will also explain the appeal process to the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) if the requester is not satisfied with the decision made by the Municipality.

9.  The IPC will attempt to achieve a mediated settlement of the appeal.

10.  If this is unsuccessful, the appeal will go to an inquiry. The IPC will issue an Order either upholding the decision or directing that some or all of the denied records be released to the requester.

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