The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Requests

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) gives you the right to ask for access to general municipal government information. This Act applies to all municipalities, local agencies, boards and commissions, including school boards, public utilities, transit and police commissions, fire departments, and conservation authorities. MFIPPA determines what information is made available to the public and how it is made available.

The two main purposes of MFIPPA are:

  1. To provide the right of access to information held by institutions, subject to limited and specific exemptions.
  2. To protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information held by government institutions.

You may request access to general records or personal information (information about yourself), or request a correction to personal information.

How to request access to information

Complete NVCA’s Freedom of Information Request form.

The form will be forwarded to the Freedom of Information Coordinator at the details below.

Sheryl Flannagan
Freedom of Information Coordinator
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
8195 8th Line
Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Fee charges for information requests

A $5.00 application fee is required for all requests. You must submit your payment along with your request.

Payment can be made by any of the following options:

  • By cash at NVCA’s Administration Centre
  • Cheque payable to Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
  • Credit card by phone or in person at NVCA’s Administration Centre

If you are requesting information about yourself, your request is considered a ‘personal information request’. All other requests for information, whether about a person other than yourself, or about a government program or activity, are considered ‘general information requests’. Additional fees may apply to requests for general information.

Fee charges for information requests

Application Fee: $5.00 to be paid when submitting a request. The application fee is mandatory and not subject to waiver.

Search Time: $30.00 per hour

Record Preparation: $30.00 per hour required to prepare records for release.

Programming Time: $60.00 per hour

Photocopies: $0.20 per page

You may be asked to pay 50 percent of the estimated cost of the search and preparation prior to the work being done. The full amount is due at the time records are disclosed.


NVCA staff will provide a fee estimate before processing any Freedom of Information Requests. Payment must be paid in full before records are sent.

Personal information contained on this form is collected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act/Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purpose of responding to your request.

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