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: 403-406-8697
Fax: 403-346-6195

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
Health Information Act
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Access to Information Act

Citizen Tips – Protect Yourself

Identity Theft Checklist

Routinely Disclosed Information

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

Revenue and Assessment Service Fee Bylaw 3611/2018 (pdf) - 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 - find information on fees and what is available. 

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.

Formal Request Options

*Please note that formal requests for information are still being accepted at this time. For Property Information Requests, timelines may be extended due to COVID-19.

To submit a request, please scan your completed form to 

FOIP Request Form (pdf)
Property Information Request Form (pdf)  
Request to Correct Personal Information (pdf)

*Completed forms can be sent to the Access & Privacy Coordinator at The City of Red Deer, Box 5008, 4914 – 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3T4 or emailed to Information will be provided via hard copy unless otherwise detailed (file size allowing).