Access to documents

A procedure is in place for people who wish to access documents held by the city.

Steps to follow

You must send your request, in writing, to the Service du greffe (Town Clerk):


200, route de Fossambault
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (Québec)
G3A 2E3
Fax : 418 878-0044

Access to documents held by a public organization is a principle established by provincial legislation (R.L.R.Q., Chapitre A-2.). Although this law allows anyone to obtain documents accessible to the public, it also establishes the limitations on, and the conditions of exercise of, this right.

Form : click here! 

*Use of the form is optional.

A request to gain access must contain sufficient details on the nature of the request and the applicant’s contact information. The City benefits from a 20-day delay from the receipt of the request to study it, determine whether the documents requested are accessible to the public, and respond to the applicant’s request. In the event that it is impossible to respond with the deadline foreseen and following written notification send to the applicant, the City has an additional 10 days to respond.

The consultation of documents is free, subject to costs incurred for the transmission, photocopying or transcription of the documents in question. If the City refuses access to the documents requested, the applicant may file a request for revision with the Commission d’accès à l’information.