In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the City of Cambridge allows any member of the public to submit a request for information in City files. The Clerks Division is responsible for establishing and implementing policies and procedures related to access and privacy.

View our Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Manual to learn more.  

How to apply for access to information

You can request information by filling out the Freedom of Information Application Form. You must also pay a $5 fee. Submit your request to the Clerks Division at:

Cambridge City Hall
50 Dickson Street, Second Floor
Cambridge, ON, N1R 5W8

Please note that some requests may require you to pay additional fees, depending on the type of information and the format it is available in.

Why is there freedom of information?

The Province of Ontario recognizes that the public takes an interest in government-held information, especially information used to make decisions about government programs and services. The public also expresses concern about privacy protection with the increasing number of electronic data systems.

In response, the Government of Ontario enacted two laws to address these concerns. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) regulates provincial ministries and agencies. The MFIPPA applies to local government bodies, such as the City of Cambridge.

These acts encourage and support the transparency and accountability of our government bodies.