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.

Find information online

The information you want may already be publicly available. View our Open Data catalogue

Released FOI records

Current year information released

As of January 1, 2016, we post all FOI releases, except requests for records and responses that contain personal and confidential information.

Previous years information released

BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows citizens access to information held by the City.

Annual reports

The Access to Information and Privacy Annual Report is an overview of the group's annual activities and performance.

The scope of the report includes department achievements in FOI, Records Management and Privacy, providing information such as comparative FOI metrics, new transparency initiatives, management of electronic records, and privacy leadership.

Get information about a fire incident

Request a fire incident report online

Order an incident report online about a fire, vehicle accident, or other emergency where Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded.

Information released from in-camera meetings

Find in-camera decisions and reports that have been released because they are now no longer considered sensitive information.

How we collect, use, and share your information

To be transparent and accountable, we 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 (708 KB)

Related freedom of information laws

City of Vancouver's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw 11451

Provides for the administration of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

BC FOIPPA act (Freedom of information)

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.

Contact the Information and Privacy Office

City Clerk's Office
3rd Floor, City Hall
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Fax: 604-873-7419