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Access to Information

The City of Saskatoon is a local authority and strives to operate in an open and transparent manner providing any individual with access to records in the possession or control of the City under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP).

The Act established rules to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and the individual’s right to privacy through:

  • Freedom of Information: Improving openness and accountability of the City through the provision of legislated rights of access to municipal records; and
  • Protection of Privacy: Preventing unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of personal information by the City.

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Saskatoon does not process access to information requests for other local authorities including, but not limited to these listed below. For information requests from the following institutions, you must contact them directly:

1. Saskatoon Police Services 

2. Saskatoon Public Library 

3. Government of Saskatchewan 

Publicly Available Records

Many public records are readily available at no charge on the City of Saskatoon website.

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Personal Information Request

The Act gives you the right to access information and records held by City of Saskatoon about yourself or an individual you are authorized to represent.

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General Information Request

A general request is any request that is not a personal request or that is not readily available on the City’s website.

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External Disclosure Request - Government Entities

Government institutions, agencies or local authorities can make an access to information request under Sections 28 of the Act.

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Costs

Application and processing fees are applied under the Act and Regulation.

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Answering Frequently Asked Questions

For further guidance, check out the answers to the most frequently questions we receive.

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