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City of Barrie By-Laws

The Enforcement Services branch of the Legislative and Court Services department is located at 45 Cedar Pointe Drive.  

Reduction of Enforcement Services

Staff continue to take calls regarding by-law enforcement at (705) 739-4241, but please note a reduction in enforcement of the parking and noise by-laws is currently in effect. Parking enforcement staff will be redeployed to safety and complaint matters.

Overnight on-street parking restrictions will no longer be enforced to encourage and support residents to stay at home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. If there is a winter event, the City will ask all residents to remove vehicles from the road to allow snow maintenance vehicles to properly clear the roads. The City will communicate a winter event by e-bulletin, on barrie.ca/snow, Facebook and Twitter, and share with local media.

Enforcement staff will continue to enforce parking too close to or blocking intersections, driveways, fire hydrants, accessibility spaces, sidewalks as well as facing the wrong direction on the roadway. These parking restrictions are in place to ensure emergency vehicles access, public safety and appropriate traffic management.

In addition to parking, provisions in the noise by-law related to deliveries will not be enforced. This will allow grocery and other stores to receive deliveries of essential services and/or perishables at any time.

Enforcement Services

Enforcement Services administers and enforces City by-laws relating to business licensing, animal control, parks, signs, smoking, fireworks, firearms, motorized snow vehicles, snow removal, retail sales on municipal property, tree cutting, livestock evaluation, and parking on all city streets, fire routes and handicapped zones.  

The section also administers and enforces all aspects of lottery licensing including the review and approval of applications, issuance of licences, review and analysis of reports, investigations and enforcement in accordance with the Criminal Code and Order-in-Council.

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Listing of By-laws

Frequently requested by-laws are located below. Updates are placed on the website as available. This listing does not include all by-laws; please contact the Legislative and Court Services Department, 705-739-4204, to request information.

The following consolidations are electronic reproductions made available for information only; they are not official versions. The format may be different, and plans, pictures, other graphics or text may be missing or altered. The City does not warrant the accuracy of these electronic versions. The consolidations cannot be distributed or used for commercial purposes. They may be used for other purposes, only if you repeat this disclaimer and the notice of copyright. Official versions of all By-laws can be obtained from the Legislative and Court Services Department: 705-739-4204.

By-law NameBy-law NumberYear
Adult Entertainment Industry2005-2762005
Animal Control2010-0352010
Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control2017-1212017
Building By-law2013-0702013
Business Licensing (General)2006-2662006
Business Licensing (Transportation)2006-2652006
Cannabis Production Facilities2019-0992019
Cash-In-Lieu of Parkland2017-0732017
Community Safety Zones By-law 2003-1602003
Development Charge By-law (City Wide and Area Specific)2019-0552019
Election Sign By-law2018-0112018
Emergency Management By-law2013-1422013
Fees By-law 2019-0232019
Fees By-law (Effective March 1, 2020)2020-0092020
Lottery Licensing 2010-0322010
Municipal Addressing By-law 2004-1472004
Noise By-law2006-1402006
Notice By-law 2017-0172017
Nuisance (Use of Public Property)2004-1422004
Open Air Fires2004-1852004
Outdoor Solid Fuel Burning Appliances 2007-2102007
Overnight Parking2007-2092007
Parks Use By-law 2019-0592019
Procedural By-law 2019-1002019
Procurement By-law2019-0152019
Prohibit Unauthorized Parking of Vehicles87-2901987
Property Standards By-law2011-1382011
Public Tree By-law2014-1162014
Regulatory Matters (firearms, lawn watering, fireworks, use of snow vehicles)2010-0362010
Right of Way2012-1732012
Second Suites Registration By-law2020-0102020
Sewer Use By-law2012-1722012
Sign By-law (effective May 1, 2018)2018-0292018
Site Alteration By-law2014-1002014
Site Plan Control By-law99-3121999
Smoking By-law2019-0522019
Snow Clearing By-law (Downtown)2008-2122008
Speed By-law2002-1912002
Tax Capping Parameters2019-0362019
Tax Levy2018-0412018
Tax Ratios2019-0352019
Traffic By-law80-1381980
Tree Preservation By-law2014-1152014
Waste Management By-law 2016-1082016
Water and Wastewater Billing (effective January 1, 2017)2016-1152016
Water Pipe By-law2013-1432013
Watercourses By-law90-921990
Yard Maintenance By-law2011-1072011
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