Fees for Access to Information

Persons making a request for access to information or correction of personal information are required by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to pay fees for the activities required to process their request, as shown below.

Payment should be made by cheque or money order, payable to YORK UNIVERSITY. If a person is required to pay a fee for access to a record, York University may require the person to do so before giving the person access to the record.

For further information, please see (R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 460).

Fees

Request for access to general information
  • $5.00 application fee
Request for access to/correction of personal information
  • $5.00 application fee
Searching for responsive records
  • General request: $7.50 for each 15 minutes ($30.00 per hour) spent by any person
  • Personal information request: no charge
Preparation of records for disclosure, including severing parts of the records
  • General request: $7.50 for each 15 minutes ($30.00 per hour) spent by any person
  • Personal information request: no charge
Photocopies and computer printouts
  • 0.20 per page
CD-ROM disks
  • $10 per disk
Developing a computer program or other method of producing a record from a machine-readable record
  • $15.00 for each 15 minutes ($60.00 per hour) spent by any person
Costs (including computer costs) incurred to locate, retrieve, process, and copy record(s) as specified in an invoice received by York University
  • Actual costs

Fee Deposit

  • University may require requester to pay 50% of the total estimated fee if it is $100 or more

Fee Refund

  • University will refund any fee deposit paid that is subsequently waived