The City of Port Moody is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), as are all local governments and provincial public bodies. The Act holds governments accountable and requires that information is made publicly available. This is accomplished through a balance of the public's rights to “Freedom of Information” and “Protection of Privacy.”

Check out our Open Data Portal for our current and past permit and building applications, program registration statistics, and data on local business, environment, and transportation initiatives.

Make an information request

A formal request for information is only necessary if the information you seek is not readily available to the public. Complete a Request for Access to Records form [link to new online form].

You can also make a request by letter or email. To do this, you need to provide:

  • your full name;
  • company name (if applicable);
  • your address;
  • your telephone number; and
  • a detailed description of the document you are requesting.

You can send your letter to:

Legislative Services
City of Port Moody
100 Newport Dr.
Port Moody, BC V3H 5C3

Cost for retrieval

Providing records creates an additional expense for the City. There is no charge for the retrieval of your own personal information. All other requests from individuals (non-commercial), are charged $7.50 for every 15 minutes after the first three hours of search and retrieval. The City's Fees Bylaw and Section 57 of FOIPPA outline the fees and costs.

Available information

The Act allows the public to request copies of government records. The City of Port Moody does not process access to records requests for the Port Moody Police Department. You will need to contact them directly to process those requests.