Access to Common Types of Records

A formal Freedom of Information (FOI) request is NOT required to access the following records from the Town of Comox:

Records that are not readily available:

  • Agendas & Minutes - Closed Meetings
  • Agreements/Contracts/Leases/Service Contracts
  • Building plans and lot survey plans are protected by copyright and cannot be released routinely. Under Section 15(1)(l) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), a public body's head can withhold  information if its disclosure might reasonably harm property or system security, such as buildings. This includes, but isn't limited to, property owners' names, personal contact details like addresses and phone numbers, financial data, correspondence documents, and file comments/notes.
  • Development Permits & Development Variance Permits – Applications & Individual Case Files
  • Projects/ Project Files
  • Proposal and Bid Summaries
  • Records in the custody or control of another public body must be obtained directly from that body (Agricultural Land Commission, BC Assessment, BC Liquor Control & Licensing, Land Title Office, RCMP, Service BC)
  • Rezoning - Individual Case Files 
  • Subdivisions – Applications / Plans

Please submit a written request to Town of Comox, 1809 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1R9 or You must include your contact information, a description of the records you are seeking, and a relevant date range of the records (if applicable).