Access to Information
Code on 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 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 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 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.
- Records by Category held by the department.
- Property Market Statistics and Other Publications made available to the public free of charge or at a cost.
Application for Access to Information
Requests for information held by the Department may be made by letter or application form. Applications should be addressed to Access to Information Officer.
|Address:||Rating and Valuation Department
15/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road
|Fax No.:||2152 0138|
For enquiries, please call 2150 8902 during office hours or email to email@example.com.
Other than publications which are available free of charge or at the cost specified, the following photocopying charges will be levied : -
- photocopying black and white on A4 size paper - HK$1.3 per photocopy
- photocopying black and white on A3 size paper - HK$1.5 per photocopy
unless otherwise provided by enactment or approved by the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.
(1) Photocopying made on both sides of a sheet is counted as two copies.
(2) The above charges are subject to revision from time to time.
The disclosure log provides summary descriptions of the nature of information requested and released under the Code on Access to Information (“the Code”) by the 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.