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Freedom of Information

The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula will provide as much information as possible to the public while keeping personal and protected information private. The Municipality must follow the rules set out in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

You must submit a Request Form along with a $5.00 fee if you would like to:

  • Access general records of the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula;
  • Access or correct your own personal information collected by the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

There may be more fees for photocopies, search time, record preparation, etc.

For further information, please contact the Clerk by email or at 1-833-793-3537 X236 or visit the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario website.

Freedom of Information: Surveys

There are many reasons why a Municipality may refuse a copy of a survey plan.  Survey plans are not a product bought and sold by surveyors. Survey plans are a communication tool used by the surveyor to express their professional option as to the location of property boundaries or other aspects of a property.

The information on the plan is specific to a certain time and for the specific purpose of the surveyor’s client.  The information on the plan may be out of date or may not be sufficient for current needs. For instance, a one-year-old survey for new construction is usually completed before the building is completed or the site graded. As such, it may not illustrate many important aspects of the improvements to the property such as building overhangs, fences, driveways, overhead utility lines, etc. These features can be critical to the current needs of the property owner.

Plans may also contain information that is confidential to the surveyor’s original client. By providing new copies of plans, the surveyor may be accepting additional liability for their professional opinions and is entitled to reimbursement of that new risk.

Note: If you are seeking additional information such as building permits, property surveys, plans, drawings or property file documentation, you must put in a Freedom of Information (FOI) request unless you are the registered owner of the property or have written consent from the owner. A third-party permission process may allow release of information under the FOI process.

Fees for Freedom of Information Requests




Application Fee


The application fee is mandatory, not subject to waiver and must be paid when application is submitted

Search Time/Preparation Time

$7.50 / per 15 minutes

If required to search for records


$0.75 / per sheet (black and white

$1.00 per sheet (coloured)

Requestor’s copy only


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