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Request for Amendment of Personal Information under the Freedom of Information Acts Information for applicants

Can you apply to have personal records amended?

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts give you the right to ask to have anything on a record about you held by Cork City Council changed if you believe it is:

  • incorrect
  • incomplete
  • misleading

How do you do this?

You must state in writing what you believe is incorrect, incomplete or misleading and what you want changed. You should also provide any information which will support the changes you want. You should complete this form to ask for the changes you want and send it to the address shown below.

Proof of identity

If you wish to view your amended record you will need to provide proof of your identity. This can be done by providing documents such as: birth certificate, photo, driver’s licence etc

How long do you have to wait?

Cork City Council must reply to you within 4 weeks of receiving this form. You will be advised of the changes which have been made, OR, if your request has been declined, you will receive a full explanation.

Can you appeal against the decision ?

If you are not satisfied with the decision on your request you may ask for an "internal review". A senior officer will review your application. You will be told the final result of this review within 3 weeks. There is no charge for an internal review of a refusal to amend your personal records. If you are still dissatisfied, you may appeal the matter to the Office of the Information Commissioner.

Request for Amendment of Personal Information under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts (PDF (132KB)