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Costs

Requests for information may have application and processing fees as applied under the Act and Regulation. Here's what you need to know:

 APPLICATION FEES:  There is no application fee for an access request for records containing only personal information about you. There is a $20.00 application fee for personal information about someone else and for general information requests. 

Please note: The $20.00 application fee is mandatory at the time the application is made. The processing of the request will commence immediately upon the receipt of your fee.

 PROCESSING PRESCRIBED FEES: This additional charge is over and above the initial application fee paid at the time you made the request. There are no processing fees for requests for access to records containing only personal information about you.

 FEE ESTIMATE AND WAIVER OF PROCESSING FEES: A fee estimate for providing the records you have requested will be issued to you when necessary (e.g., a large number of records has been requested).

We calculate fees as follows:

Search and retrieval of documents

$15.00 per ½ hour

Preparation time: severing a record /decision-making/consultation

First hour free; $15.00 per subsequent each ½ hour

Photocopies of documents

10 cents per page

  1. Your permission to continue processing the application will be requested.
  2. You may be required to pay a 50 percent deposit before your request is processed, the balance of which will be due prior to the release of the responsive records.
  3. You can ask for processing fees to be waived or reduced for any reason, including financial hardship or public interest. In such cases you provide evidence to support this request (to note - a statement is not sufficient). 

Make your payment in any of the following ways: 

  • Pay Online 
  • Cash - contact the City Clerk's Office regarding cash payments
  • Cheque made payable to The City of Saskatoon: deposit into the drop box inside City Hall during business hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding Stat Holidays) at 222-3rd Avenue North; or outside of business hours, deposit into the night deposit at the front exterior doors of City Hall. Please do not deposit cash into either drop box.