Freedom of information requests and released information
British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows you access to information held by the City of Vancouver. You have the right to request any record in the custody or control of the City of Vancouver. This includes records containing your personal information.
Start with an informal request
The information you want may already be publicly available, so phone 3-1-1 for help accessing it. Your informal request may be free of charge, or come at a cost, depending on the department that manages the information you want.
As of January 1, 2016, we post all FOI releases, except requests for records and responses that contain personal and confidential information.
BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows citizens access to information held by the City.
Order an incident report online about a fire, vehicle accident, or other emergency where Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded.
To be transparent and accountable, the City must publish a Personal Information Bank (PIB) directory of ways we collect, use, and share your personal information.
Each listing explains why we collect that information, how we use it, and who we share it with.
Download the PIB directory (723 KB)
Provides for the administration of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Provides for making public bodies more open and accountable by providing you with a legal right of access to government records.
Protects your right to personal privacy by prohibiting the unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of your personal information by public bodies.
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3rd Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4