We value your privacy as a citizen of our community.
The FOIP Act came into effect for the Town of Drumheller on October 1, 1995.
The Act aims to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and the individuals’ right to privacy, as these rights relate to information held by our organization.
Most Town employees routinely give out information in the course of their jobs.
For most of us, this means responding to informal verbal requests or directing you to our official publications on the website.
If you are making a request for general information, there is an initial fee of $25.00. Additional fees may apply.
Before making a request for information, it may be helpful to contact the FOIP Coordinator for advice on the appropriate method of obtaining access to the information you need.
There are a number of records that can be released under certain circumstances.
Although the list is extensive, we have provided examples of the most requested information and whether or not the information can be released:
- Safety Codes and Building Permit Information: The records requested would be reviewed to determine whether any of the exceptions to disclosure in the FOIPP Act apply and then all or part of the records would be released on the basis of this review;
- Drawings and Plans: These documents can be viewed but are copyrighted and cannot be copied. You must obtain a copy from the company/ person that created them;
- Real Property Reports: These documents can be viewed but are copyrighted and cannot be copied. You must obtain a copy from the company/person that created them;
- Assessment Roll Information: The assessment roll is made available for inspection at Town Hall or on our website;
- Tax and Utility Account Information: If you are not the registered owner of the subject property, or named on the account, written permission is required from the registered owner or the individual named on the account;
- Contact Information for Residents: Under the Act, this information can only be disclosed if another piece of legislation provides for it or you have written consent from the resident;
- Information regarding a complaint: The Town’s practice is to not release the personal information of an individual who files a complaint against another individual unless this information is necessary to resolve (for example in Court);
- Information regarding a complaint: The Town is unable to advise whether or not an individual or business has been issued a notice or offence ticket regarding the violation of a bylaw;
- Contract Information: Under the Act, disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party must be protected, and;
- Cemetery Registry: The cemetery registry is made available on our website or by contacting the Cemetery Records Clerk at Town Hall.
For more information, please contact our FOIP Coordinator through the following details:
Town of Drumheller
224 Centre Street
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y4
Phone: (403) 823-1339
Fax: (403) 823-8006
We are dedicated to transparency for a better municipal government.