Amendment of Personal Information

Please note: The Request for Amendment of Personal Information Online Form referenced on this page is provided by a third-party,, contracted by Cork City Council to process online submissions.  You will be presented with the privacy policy and terms and conditions if you choose to use the service.

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.

You can make an online Request for Amendment of Personal Information. Please click/tap this button to access the online form. You will be required to register on Cork City Council's digital forms platform using your email address.

To download a pdf copy of the form, click the link below. It is also available from the reception desk in the City Hall.