Request access to documents held by the city

Last updated January 31, 2022

Want to view documents held by the city? As a public organization, the city must permit access to its documents and ensure the protection of the personal information they contain. Find out how to get access.

You can ask the city for access to a document that pertains to you.


You will receive a response within 20 days of the date your request is received.
An additional 10 days may be required in some cases.

Request for review

If your request is refused and you made it in writing, you can ask the Commission d’accès à l’information to review the decision within 30 days of the decision.

Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM)

A copy of an accident report without injuries can also be obtained at Société de L’Assurance Automobile du Québec (SAAQ).

Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM)


Postage fees may be required.



Photocopied page of a document

0.41 $

Police report

16.75 $

Communication channels

City clerk’s office


City clerk’s office

155, rue Notre-Dame Est
ground floor
Montréal, QC H2Y 1B5

On-site consultation is free of charge.

Me Emmanuel Tani-Moore

Access to information
155, rue Notre-Dame Est,
Montréal, QC H2Y 1B5

You must include your full name, address and telephone number and specify the title, author, subject, date or period and department concerned.

A response will be provided within 20 days of receipt. An additional 10 days may be required in some cases.

Cheque or money order payable to “Ville de Montréal”