Request for access to documents

It is possible for everyone to consult and obtain copies of public documents, accessible in accordance with the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.  All requests must be made in writing and addressed to the responsible in the organization, which will analyze the request and ensure follow-up.

At the Municipality of Chelsea, the employee designated to receive requests for access to documents is the Director of Legal Affairs and Registry.

For all requests related to access to documents, an e-mail may be sent to


The information you provide in your request will be treated in a confidential manner and will be communicated only to those authorized to handle your request.

Your request must be made in writing to the designated person in the organization and must be sufficiently precise in order to facilitate the retrieval of the document and thus enabling them to provide you with an answer. In order to add specificity to your request, we suggest that you mention the title of the document, the name of the author or the subject matter.

The form entitled “Request for access to documents” is optional and is made available to all those making a request to the Municipality of Chelsea, for access to documents.

To do so, please complete and sign the document and send it to the designated staff person in the organization.

By email:


By fax :


819 827-4594

By mail :


Municipalité de Chelsea
100, chemin Old Chelsea
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1C1


Upon reception of the completed form or written request, those responsible must respond within a delay of 20 calendar days, which is determined by Law. In certain circumstances (voluminous requests, third party consent, etc.) the Municipality may require an additional 10 days, and this under Article 35 of the Act respecting Access to Documents.

If you need information about the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information, you can contact the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec directly by referring to their website:

For general information or general questions about the various services of the Municipality, you can use the search bar on our website or contact the various services by referring to the employee directory. You can also call the Municipality directly at 819-827-1124.


The Municipality holds municipal archives from 1878 to the present day. 

It is possible to consult some previous documents such as: 

  • the minutes of the meeting 
  • municipal by-laws
  • evaluation roles


Please note that we do not have the scanned documents. Archival books, on the other hand, are accessible according to the procedures set up for their conservation and preservation. It is possible to take pictures only if the flash is off. 

If you wish to consult our archives, you must contact us at the number below to make an appointment with the archivist. 


This page was last updated on January 17, 2023


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