Freedom of Information

The fundamental purpose of the freedom of information process (FOI) is accountability to the public. The spirit is to create an open and accountable government by providing as much information as possible to the public, while ensuring that their personal privacy is protected.​


The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is a piece of legislation that gives individuals the right to request access to information within records maintained by the City of Barrie. The Act also provides for the protection of personal information that has been collected by the municipality.  

Requests & Fees

The City of Barrie tries to provide as much information as possible to the public without requiring a formal request under the Act. Persons wishing to access records held by the City of Barrie should first contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or If information is not available informally, a written request under the Act can be filed.

Frequent Requests

Frequently Asked Questions