Access to Information

Application for Access to Information

The Government exists to serve the community well within available resources. To this end, it recognises the need for the community to be well informed about the Government, the services it provides and the basis for policies and decisions that affect individuals and the community as a whole.


The Code on Access to Information (the Code) defines the scope of information that will be provided, sets out how the information will be made available either routinely or in response to a request, and lays down procedures governing its prompt release. The Code also sets out procedures for review or complaint if a member of the public considers that the provisions of the Code have not been properly applied.


The Code authorises and requires civil servants, routinely or on request, to provide information unless there are specific reasons for not doing so. These reasons are set out in Part 2 of the Code and will normally be referred to if a request for information is refused. Requests for information will be handled as promptly and helpfully as possible and if necessary, members of the public may be approached to clarify their requests or the requests may be directed to the most appropriate department. Procedures will be kept as simple as possible.


The Planning Department has designated Senior Town Planner/Technical Services 4 as the Access to Information Officer who is responsible for ensuring that requests for access to information under the Code are properly dealt with in accordance with the specified procedures.


Requests for information or records (by category) held by the Department may be made either by letter, or application form obtainable by clicking here (PDF format) or from the Planning Enquiry Counters of the Department or any District Offices. The application should be addressed to the Access to Information Officer by:

Planning Department
17/F, North Point Government Offices
333 Java Road, North Point
Hong Kong

2877 0389



Photocopying charge (black and white) in relation to your application is HK$1.40 per A4 page and HK$1.60 per A3 page.

Disclosure log

The disclosure log provides summary descriptions of the nature of information requested and released under the Code on Access to Information (“the Code”) by this Department. The disclosure log will be updated on a quarterly basis.

If any member of the public wishes to obtain any information listed in the disclosure log, an information request should be made to our Access to Information Officer. Such requests will be handled in accordance with the Code.











Note :
The disclosure log does not cover requests from individual persons/ companies for information about themselves and their complaint cases, or requests for information already published or available through an existing charged service.

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