Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

The Legislation

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, in Alberta, aims to strike a balance between the public's right to know and the individual's right to privacy, as those rights relate to information held by public bodies.

This law was proclaimed October 1, 1995, and now affects all provincial government departments, agencies, boards and commissions, school boards, health care bodies, post-secondary educational institutions, and local government. The City of Red Deer came under this legislation October 1, 1999.

The City of Red Deer takes the privacy of our citizens’ personal information seriously. We strive to protect your privacy when we collect, use and disclose information and abide by the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. In balancing Access and Privacy, The City does our best to operate in an open and transparent environment. Every effort is made to provide people with the information they require in a timely and efficient manner.

Access & Privacy Coordinator

4914 48 Avenue
P.O. Box 5008
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4
Phone: 403-342-8133
Fax: 403-346-6195
Email: FOIP@reddeer.ca

Related Links

Government of Alberta - FOIP Website
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Municipal Government Act
FOIP ACT
Health Information Act
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Access to Information Act

Citizen Tips – Protect Yourself

Identity Theft Checklist

Routinely Avaliable Records

Tax Certificate - a Tax Certificate may include current year assessment balance, outstanding taxes, participation in TIP plan, and indicate existing local improvement applications. 

Assessment Report - this report covers legal description, zoning, subdivision (neighbourhood), improvement description, square footage and assessment. 

Local Improvement Letter – a local improvement letter contains information regarding confirmation on existing local improvements with specific information including payout.  

Assessment – MGA 299/300 - information about your property and a summary of any assessment on your property.

Customized Reports, Information or Maps - for more information on fees and what is available, please click the link. 

Landfill Locations – for information regarding landfills, please visit our Web Map tool. Once you have launched the tool, expand the Land Use Bylaw heading under Themes. Click on the heading that says Constraints. Under Legend, numerous constraints will pop up. There are two regarding landfills – ‘Landfill Setback’ and ‘Landfill Site (approximate)’.  

Zoning (land use districts) – to locate the zoning of a location or piece of land, please see The City of Red Deer’s Web Map service. This tool has a lot of information about properties within the City. 

*Charges may be associated with the services listed above. Please visit the corresponding links for more information.

Related Documents

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Request Form (pdf)
Property Information Request Form (pdf)
Request to Correct Personal Information (pdf)