Building Department 70 Collier Street, 8th Floor
Service Barrie Phone: (705) 726-4242 Fax: (705) 739-4240
Building permits give legal permission to begin construction, subject to other required municipal approvals. Building permits ensure that the proposed construction will meet the minimum life and fire safety requirements contained within the Building Code. Obtaining a permit is the law and allows Building staff to double check the important life safety features for your project.
Building Services Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please refer to
Building Services Announcements for up-to-date information about impacted services.
To ensure a complete application, refer to our
ICI and Large Residential Checklist which outlines application, drawing, and submission requirements.
Projects subject to Site Plan Control require that conditions of site plan are signed-off by: Fire, Engineering, Water, Planning, and Building prior to building permit
submission. An executed site plan is required prior to
issuance of a building permit.
Multiple municipal departments review building permit applications to confirm compliance with by-laws, design guidelines, and other legislation. Department requirements for site plans and civil plans are listed below:
Service Barrie staff are available at 705-726-4242 or
ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca to answer questions about the following requirements.
Please contact BFES at 705-739-4220 x3225 with questions on any of the following requirements.
Water Operations staff are available at 705-792-7920 or
WaterOperations@barrie.ca to answer questions about the following requirements.
Fees are assessed according to the type of building and its size. Please refer to Schedule K of the current Fees
By-law. Additional fees for development charges may apply. Contact Finance at (705) 739-4232 to see if this applies to your project.
Visit Building Inspections for building permit inspection requirements.
If your application meets submission requirements for our streamlined Commercial
Fast Track program, you may qualify for expedited review and processing. Apply in person: Building Department, 8th Floor City Hall, MONDAYS ONLY, between 8:30am - 4:30pm. To qualify:
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