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Demolition Permits

A demolition permit is a permit to remove a structure from a property.

Building Services Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please refer to Building Services Announcements for up-to-date information about impacted services.

A demolition permit only applies when a structure is being completely removed. If any part of the structure will remain, an alternation permit with a negative area is required and typical requirements for an alternation permit would apply.

Information Required for a Demolition Permit

A demolition permit for a Part 9 building requires the following items to be considered a complete application:

  • Application Package for Demolition Permit, which contains:
    • Application to Construct or Demolish
    • Property Owner Consent Letter (if applicable)
    • Demolition Supplementary Information Form
    • Barrie Fire Request for Demolition Approval (submit to Barrie Fire)
  • Site Plan Drawing (sample in Demolition Supplementary Info Form)
  • Payment of Permit Fees

Other Considerations for a Demolition Permit

Dust control measures should be in place prior to construction.  Inspections will be conducted to verify that the site is left in a safe and secure manner.  The required inspections are:

  • Site cleaning/clear of debris/backfill excavations
  • Capping of water service and sanitary service (if on municipal servicing)
  • Septic pump-out and filling in of septic (if applicable)
  • Commitment of General Review Report from an Engineer (when required)

If any part of the road way will be blocked during demolition or if any portion of City property will be utilized for access, you will require a Right of Way Permit. Please contact the Engineering Department for further information: (705) 739-4210 or

How to Apply

Part 9 Building Demolition PermitApply in person at Service Barrie, 1st Floor City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
All other Demolition PermitsApply in person through the Building Services Department, 8th Floor City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

What is considered a Part 9 building?

A Part 9 building is a structure that falls within the following requirements:

  • 3 Storeys or less in building height
  • Less than 600m2 (6,458 ft2) in building area
  • Does not contain any pre-tensioned or post-tensioned members
  • Does not undermine an adjacent structure when being demolished

Please refer to the Ontario Building Code section of the Demolition Supplementary Information Form to determine if the application would be considered a Part 9 building. If any of the boxes are checked, the building would not be considered a Part 9 building.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered a Part 3 building?
What is considered a Part 4 building?
What does Undermine mean?
What are Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned members?

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