Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 

As a municipality, the Municipality of Casselman is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

The purposes of this Act are to: 

  • Provide the public with a right of access to information under the control of institutions.
  • Protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by institutions and to provide individuals with a right of access to that information.

The Municipality of Casselman promotes a culture of openness and accountability. This website contains readily available records including agendas and minutes; financial statements; performance measurements and many other types of plans and reports.

If you cannot find the information you seek online, please contact the concerned department manager or Chief Administrative Officer for assistance. We will let you know whether the information can be provided informally or if you have to submit a formal request under MFIPPA. Personal information about our taxpayers is confidential and cannot be accessed through MFIPPA. 

Requesting Information from the Municipality of Casselman 

Informal request 

  • To make an informal request, send an email to [email protected] or call 613-764-3139, extension 260. 

Making a MFIPPA request 

To make a formal request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act:

  1. Go to the Ontario Government website for the Access Request Form. Follow the instructions to fill out the form.
  2. Fill out the form. Indicate Municipality of Casselman in the field “Name of institution request made to”. 
  3. Print and sign the form. 
  4. Attach a $5.00 cheque, payable to Municipality of Casselman. Additional fees may apply if the request is deemed time-consuming. 

Applicable fees

Regulation 823 of the Act lists all the fees that may apply to a request.

List of different fees



Application fee

$5.00 to be paid when the demand is submitted

Search time for the records

$7.50 for each 15 minutes spent by any person

Preparation of record for disclosure

$7.50 for each 15 minutes spent by any person

Development of computer program or other method of producing a record from a machine readable record

$15.00 for each 15 minutes spent by any person

Any additional costs in locating, retrieving, processing and copying the record

Actual costs


$10.00 each

Photocopying and computer print-outs

$0.20 per page

Fees estimate

An estimate will be given to the requester if the fees should exceed $25.00. If fees exceed $100.00, a 50% deposit may be asked from the requester.

Appeal rights

The requester has the right to appeal the decision rendered by the clerk within 30 days from the notice of decision to the Information and Privacy Commissioner.  Appeal fees are $25 for a request for general records, $10 for a request to personal information and $10 for a request for correction of personal information.


Mail the form and the cheque to: 

Freedom of Information Coordinator
Clerk's Office
Municipality of Casselman
751 St-Jean Street P.O. Box 710
Casselman, ON K0A 1M0

For more information about the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, visit Ontario e-Laws.