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Zoning By-Law

The City has two planning documents that control the use of land within our municipality:

  • the Official Plan, a long-range planning tool that establishes goals and objectives of how our community should grow.
  • the Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141, which establishes permitted uses and performance standards for individual properties throughout Barrie.

Both these documents can be amended through a public process. If you wish to amend these documents applications are available through the City Clerk’s office and processed by the Planning Services Department. Planning staff can be contacted at (705) 739-4208 and would be happy to assist you with completing these applications and guiding you through the process.


Zoning By-law

  • Confirms compliance for all permit applications, business licensing, two-unit house registrations and site plan applications.
  • Provides zoning information as requested for property transactions, development applications and general enquiries.
  • Responds to complaints and enforces compliance as necessary.

City of Barrie Zoning By-law 2009-141 Contents

The Comprehensive Zoning By-law (August 2009) was approved by the Council of the City of Barrie on August 10, 2009 as By-law 2009-141. The By-law is in full force and effect.

 Please contact Planning Services at 705-739-4208 with any questions.

Zoning By-law 2009-141

 Appendix "A"    Conservation Authority Regulated Areas

Appendix "B"    Railway Lines

Appendix C Urban Growth Centre

Zoning By-law 2009-141 Map- North End

Zoning By-law 2009-141 Map-South.pdf

Housekeeping Amendments to the City of Barrie Zoning By-law 2009-141

The General Committee of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Barrie held a public meeting on Thursday, September 19th, 2013, to review an application for municipally initiated housekeeping amendments to the Zoning By-Law 2009-141.

The proposed amendments address minor inconsistencies and anomalies that have come to light since the passage of Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 approved August 10th, 2009. The proposed amendments include both text and mapping changes to the By-law.

The proposed amendments to the text of the By-law relate primarily to points of clarification or interpretation, and include a new definition, amended standards to address deficiencies, omissions, conflicts or inconsistencies that have come to light through day to day usage of the by-law since it was approved in August of 2009.

The proposed amendments to the Map Schedule result from a variety of causes including road re-alignments, property line adjustments, land assembly severances and mapping errors.

Following the Public Meeting on September 19, 2013, staff reviewed the comments received and prepared Staff Report PLN025-13 to General Services Committee on October 28, 2013. Subsequently Council directed that the Housekeeping Zoning By-law be prepared for passing.

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