Access to Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act establishes a right of public access to Municipal records and information. The Town of LaSalle is committed to transparency and engaging the community by providing access to information where possible. There are restrictions on the type of information that may be released in the interest of protecting personal, confidential and third party information and in accordance with MFIPPA.

What is a Record?

A Record is any recorded information, regardless of structure or form, created, captured, received or maintained by the municipality and which serves as documentary evidence of business activities.

Corporate Records Management Program

The Municipal Act requires that municipalities retain and preserve the records of the municipality. Records Management is an essential component of operations for the Town with the goal of ensuring that records are available when needed and only to those individuals who are authorized.

The Town's Records and Information Management Policy manages the creation, maintenance, storage, and destruction of records in the custody and care of the Town of LaSalle. The Town's Records Retention By-Law establishes how to classify records and how long to retain them in accordance with applicable legislation and business use.

What types of Records does the Town of LaSalle maintain?

Listed below are some examples of the Records maintained by the Town:

  • By-Laws
  • Minutes
  • Agendas
  • Applications
  • Studies and Projects
  • Invoices
  • Land Acquisition and Disposition
  • Agreements and Contracts
  • Inspections
  • Work Orders
  • Permits
  • Media Releases

How do I access Town of LaSalle Records?

Many Town of LaSalle records are available directly on the website, or by request to the Department in custody of the record(s). See the Town's Routine Disclosure Policy to see which records are available without a request under MFIPPA.

Requests for all other records not listed in the Routine Disclosure Policy must be made under MFIPPA. See the Town's Freedom of Information Page for more on information on making a Freedom of Information request.

For questions, please contact the Council Services Department at 519-969-7770, ext. 1221. Customer service requests can be submitted through the Customer Service Portal.