The Regulation Respecting the Distribution of Information and the Protection of Personal Information requires each body subject to the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information (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 Services Québec, 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 pertaining to access to information on the Services Québec website .
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.
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.
The register of officiants contains the names of persons authorized to solemnize a marriage or a civil union in Québec. It may be consulted by anyone who wishes to ensure that a person is authorized to solemnize a marriage or civil union.
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 de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale:
Madame Pierrette Brie
Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
425, rue Saint-Amable, 4e étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 4Z1
The model entitled Demande d'accès aux documents d'un organisme public (PDF, 14 Ko) (in French only) can be used.
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.
In addition to the Civil Code of Québec , various related regulations and directives govern the decisions we make. They are given below.
(in French only)