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Access to Information

The disclosure of information and the protection of personal information

The Regulation Respecting the Distribution of Information and the Protection of Personal InformationThis link opens a new window. requires each body subject to the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information This link opens a new window. (R.S.Q., c. A-2.1) to publish certain information on its website.


Although the Directeur de l'état civil is under the purview of ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, it has its own website. Therefore, some of the information covered by the Regulation is found there. To access documents whose disclosure is compulsory under the Regulation, other than those available on the Directeur de l'état civil website, we invite you to visit the section Diffusion de l'information on the ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale website This link opens a new window. (in French only).


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Registers

We must not only comply with the provisions of the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information, but also abide by the provisions of the Civil code of Québec governing the keeping and custody of, and access to, the registers for which we are responsible, not all of which are subject to the Act Respecting Access.


Québec civil status register

The Québec civil status register contains information regarding births, marriages, civil unions and deaths that occurred in Québec or pertain to person domiciled there. The register can only be consulted through an application for a certificate, a copy of an act or an attestation. Otherwise, the register may be consulted only if special permission is granted by the register of civil status.


Register of officiants

The register of officiants is an online service that allows future spouses to ensure that the officiant they have chosen for their marriage or civil union is authorized by the registrar of civil status to perform the ceremony on the scheduled date.


You cannot consult the register to find a potential officiant, but rather to check that the person you have chosen is authorized.


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Request for access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information

Requests for access to documents held by the Directeur de l'état civil and covered by the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information must be submitted, by mail, to the person in charge of access to information at ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale:


Madame Pierrette Brie
Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
425, rue Jacques-Parizeau, 4e étage
Québec (Québec)    G1R 4Z1


The model entitled Demande d'accès aux documents d'un organisme public (PDF, 14 Ko) This link opens a new window. (in French only) can be used.

Attention!

No application for a certificate, a copy of an act or an attestation can be sent to the above address. For information on how to submit one of these applications, go to the section entitled Certificate and copy of an act or Attestation.

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Documents used for decision-making

In addition to the Civil Code of Québec, various related regulations and directives govern the decisions we make. They are given below.


Regulations



Directives

(in French only)


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Reviewed: 2016-12-01

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© Gouvernement du Québec, 2016

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