Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) is in place to make public bodies more accountable to the public and protect personal privacy. For the Village of Pouce Coupe, the Act allows the public access to records held and maintained at the Village Office. The Act sets regulations for B.C. municipalities to manage personal and confidential information.

Under the Act, people can request and obtain copies of records while having the right to protect their own personal information.

How to request information

If you are seeking information from the Village of Pouce Coupe, start by contacting the office at 250-786-5794. Some records are frequently available and do not require a a formal request. For general inquiries, you can also email info@poucecoupe.ca.

Should the information requested not be readily available, the Village can provide you with an Information Request Form. Once that form is submitted, the Village can follow up and see if the information can be provided.

The Act sets a limit of 30 days for the head of a public body to respond after a request is received, barring any special circumstances where extensions may be required.