Making a Request
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), you have the right to request access to City records and information about yourself or other matters of interest to you.
Before submitting a FIPPA application, check the following websites and resources to determine if the information is already publicly available or if it is available through another process:
To make a FIPPA request, you must complete the FIPPA application form. Describe the records you wish to access as clearly and as specifically as possible. Include your name, address and telephone number where you can be reached. Sign the form and keep a copy for your reference.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to questions about response time, possible fees and the complaint process.
The Manitoba Ombudsman website provides a free, one-page guide called “Tips for making a FIPPA request.” that can help you when you fill out your application form.
April 11, 2018 – Service Advisory
The Winnipeg Police Service has advised that due to the high volume of requests they are processing, FIPPA requests may not be completed in the normal 30-day response time. Requests are processed in order of receipt and responses will be sent to applicants once completed. We apologize if you experience a delay in receiving your response. If you would like to speak to someone about this delay, please contact WPS solicitor Shannon Hanlin at 204-986-8106.
Submit the completed application form to the City Clerk's Department by mail, email or fax.
City Clerk's Department
Susan A. Thompson Building
510 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B9
Consent to Disclose Personal Information Form
If you are requesting information about another person, you must supply the City of Winnipeg with the other person’s written consent to disclose their personal information, in addition to the application form.
Proof of Authority Form
If you are requesting information on behalf of someone else, you must supply the City of Winnipeg with signed authorization from that individual, in addition to the application form.