Freedom of Information and Privacy

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act helps to make public bodies more accountable and to protect personal privacy by:

  • giving the public a right of access to records, where permissible, and
  • giving individuals a right of access to, and a right to request correction of, personal information about themselves;

The Act applies to all records in the custody or under the control of a public body, subject to exceptions identified in the Act. The Fraser Valley Regional District is a public body as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

Routine Requests

Records such as agendas and minutes of open meetings, bylaws, policies and procedures and information related to your property are often available on our public website or upon request. Please contact the appropriate department for access to these types of information.

Formal Requests

Should you wish to make a request for access to records in the custody or under the control of the Fraser Valley Regional District, please submit your request in writing, either by emailing the details of your request to or by filling out and mailing the Freedom of Information Request Form.

The Act allows a maximum of 30 business days for us to respond to your request, except in specific cases where the time period may be extended. Please be aware that fees may be charged for the records requested, including a non-refundable application fee of $10. A request to pay the application fee will be sent to all applicants immediately after the FOI request has been deemed valid.  Early on in the process, a fee estimate will be sent to you detailing the estimated charges.


The Fraser Valley Regional District, through its Privacy Management Program, is committed to protecting privacy and personal information in all FVRD programs, activities and operations.  

The Fraser Valley Regional District Board has adopted a Privacy and Accountability Policy, as well as a Privacy Breach Policy, created to set out the general expectations and obligations of the organization with respect to the protection of privacy and personal information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and associated Regulations.  

If you have questions about the Fraser Valley Regional District's Privacy Management Program, please contact:

FVRD Privacy Officer

604-702-5000 or