Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

As a local public body the Calgary Assessment Review Board (ARB) is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). All records in the custody or under the control of the ARB are subject to the provisions of this legislation. This means that correspondence to the ARB from members of "the public" may be disclosed to others than those addressed by the correspondence.

FOIP legislation tries to strike a balance between an individual's right to access the records of government and an individual's right to privacy.

Those participating in the ARB hearing process should be aware that:

  • all documents and information submitted to the ARB, including evidence packages, may be disclosed to others under this legislation; and
  • the anonymity or confidentiality of the sender and the information contained within the correspondence cannot be guaranteed.

Making a FOIP Request

To make a formal request for information held by the ARB you will need to submit a completed ARB FOIP Request Form.

There is an initial fee of $25 that must be paid before a request for general information will be processed. General information is recorded information held by the Assessment Review Board that is not about an identifiable individual.

There is no initial fee for a request for personal information about yourself or about someone for whom you are authorized to act. Personal information is recorded information about an identifiable individual. If you are requesting personal information about an individual that you are not authorized to act for, an initial fee of $25 must be paid before the request is processed.

There can be additional fees charged. A fee estimate and explanation of costs will be provided to an applicant prior to proceeding with the request.

Methods of payment:

  • in cash;
  • by cheque or money order made payable to The City of Calgary

ARB FOIP Request Forms, fee payments, and questions regarding access to information issues should be directed to:

FOIP Coordinator
Assessment Review Board
P.O. Box 2100, Station M, #222
Calgary, AB T2P 2M5


Assessment Review Board
4th floor, 1212 - 31 Ave., N.E.
Deerfoot Junction 3 Building (DJ3 Bldg.)
Calgary, AB

Telephone: 403-268-5858

The information contained herein is intended for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.
For certainty, you should consult the Municipal Government Act and other related statutes and regulations.