Freedom of Information


The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) provides you with the right to access municipal records with certain limitations and exemptions. The Act requires municipalities to protect personal information and how to collect, retain, use, disclose and dispose of that information. The result is a balance between access to information and protection of personal privacy.

The Township of Tyendinaga promotes open government by operating in a manner that fosters and supports the principles of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • How do I make a request for information?

    If you wish to access municipal records, please contact the Clerk to see if the records are available for disclosure. You need to make a formal Freedom of Information request if a record is not currently publicly available.

    Formal request process

    The following process applies to formal requests:

    Obtain a Freedom of Information Request Form by:

    1. Obtain a Freedom of Information Request Form by:
    2. Complete the form making sure to provide as many details as possible about the information you are requesting.
    3. Pay the application fee at the time you submit your request. If writing a cheque, make payable to the Township of Tyendinaga.
    4. Mail or drop off the completed Freedom if Information Request Form to the Clerk at the Municipal Office.
  • How much will it cost?

    A mandatory $5.00 application fee must be submitted with the form. Depending on the request, additional fees may apply as per Section 45 of the Act.

    Additional fees

    • Search Time $7.50 – per ¼ hour
    • Preparation Time $7.50 – per ¼ hour
    • Computer programming $15.00 – per ¼ hour
    • Photocopying $0.20 – per page
    • CD $10.00
    • Any shipping costs
    • Any other costs incurred in responding to a request
  • How long will it take?

    The Township has 30 days after receiving the complete request (including the $5.00 application fee) to respond.  The Township will provide access to the requested records, or tell you why the records cannot be provided.

Contact Us

Yvonne Murphy
~ Clerk
859 Melrose Road, RR#1, Shannonville, ON K0K 3A0