Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) enables the public to request and obtain copies of records held by local governments within BC, when those records are not routinely available.

If you would like to request information or documents from the City of Williams Lake, and those records are not routinely available through a respective department or on the City's website (, you can make a formal request for records through the FOIPPA.

All formal requests for records must be in writing, and addressed to the City of Williams Lake, attention Legislative Services Department, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N3, either in the form of a letter or via the general FOI Request for Access Form, and can be submitted via mail, fax (250-392-4408) or E-mail (

Questions can be submitted to:

Legislative Services
City of Williams Lake
Phone:  250-392-1772

Routinely Available Records Include:

  • Regular (Open) Council / Board Minutes and Reports;
  • Regular (Open) Council / Board Committee Minutes and Reports;
  • Bylaws;
  • Budgets;
  • Annual Reports;
  • Policies and Procedures;
  • Manuals, Instructions or Guidelines;
  • Statistical Information;
  • Official Community Plans; and
  • Maps.