All signs are required to comply with the Ontario Building Code and/or the City of Barrie’s Sign By-law. Various types of signs may or may not be prohibited under the by-law; please review the by-law to ensure you are in compliance at all times prior to any sign being installed or erected
Building Services is responsible for the review of sign permits for compliance with The Building Code Act.
Enforcement Services is responsible for review and compliance with the City’s Sign Bylaw, which includes height and setbacks restrictions.
Applications for mobile sign permits can be made at the Enforcement Services Office, 45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, Ontario during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30am–4:30pm.
Application for ground or wall sign permits can be made at the Building Services Office, 8th Floor, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Excerpts from City of Barrie Sign By-law
Definition of Mobile Sign: means any mounted sign on a trailer or on a supporting frame which is designed to be transported from one site to another and includes mobile signs with changeable copy and/or illumination.
Definition of Poster Panel Sign: means a sign that advertises goods, products, services or facilities that are not available at the location where the sign is situated or that directs persons to a location different from that where the sign is located, and shall include free standing structures and signs attached in any manner to the wall of a building or structure and includes a standardized sign structure erected and maintained by a business engaged in the sale or rental of space upon which advertising copy is displayed advertising goods or services that are not necessarily conducted within or upon the lot upon which the sign is located.
Definition of Ground Sign: means a sign in a fixed location, wholly supported by one or more uprights, poles, braces or located on a structural base placed in or upon the ground, and includes soft landscape treatment at the base of the sign or supporting structure.