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Below are bulletins posted by the Building Services department regarding industry-related developments that may impact customer experience.

DateAnnouncement
​July 2022
​Site Servicing Requirements Under Private Roads
This bulletin clarifies the site servicing requirements for condominium developments with private roads.  
​July 2022

​Vehicle Loads on Structures
This bulletin clarifies the minimum required design loads for structures that are required to support fire trucks and waste retrieval vehicles (garbage trucks). 
​July 2022

​Building Inspection Requests
Learn how any project stakeholder can request single or multiple inspections on one or more permits at a time using APLI, the City's online application and building inpsections portal.
​Mar 2022

​​Residential Hydraulic Load Calculations
This bulletin clarifies requirements for hydraulic load ca​lculations on residential building projects. 
​Nov 2021

​OBC Amendments - Effective 1 Jan 2022
This bulletin discusses the 2022 Ontario Building Code amendments. We encourage building permit applicants to become familiar with the code changes to ensure that submissions comply with the new requirements.​
​Nov 2021

​​Development Charges - 2022 Increase
This communication serves as advance notice of an increase to development charges. Updated on November 15, 2021.​
​Nov 2021

​​Certified Model Expiry - OBC Changes
This bulletin clarifies our process regarding previously certified models impacted by amendments made to the Ontario Building Code.
​Aug 2021

​​Average Grade
This bulletin provides guidance on how average grade is calculated.
​Aug 2021

Hurricane Straps - Voluntarily Exceeding Building Code Requirements
This bulletin clarifies the City's position regarding the use of hurricane straps to anchor roofs to walls.
​Aug 2021
​​Roof Framing to Top Plate Connections
This bulletin discusses the nailing requirements in the Ontario Building Code regarding roof to exterior wall connections. 
​June 2021

COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective 11 June 2021.
​April 2021
​COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective 19 April 2021.
​Mar 2021

​COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective 01 March 2021.​
​Feb 2021

​Tents During Winter Months
This bulletin clarifies the Building Department's policy regarding tents constructed during winter months.
​Jan 2021

​​COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective 14 January 2021.
​​Oct 2020

​​Excavation Sites - Ensuring Workplace Safety
How to provide a safe construction site during excavation.​​​
​Sept 2020

Planning Applications - The Role of the Building Department
An explanation of the Building Department's role with respect to planning applications.​
​Sept 2020​

​COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message form the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective 08 September 2020.
​Aug 2020

Ground Signs
This bulletin clarifies the Building Department's policy for requiring professional design for ground signs effective 24 August 2020.

COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic,​ effective 06 August 2020.
​June 2020
COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity - Update
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic,​ effective 17 June 2020.
​April 2020

COVID-19 Buidling Department Business Continuity - Reduced Work Week
Further to our communications regarding business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, this message discusses a reduced work week for Building Department staff. Updated on 04 May 2020.​​​​
​Mar 2020
​​COVID-19 Building Department Business Continuity 
A message from the Building Department regarding business continuity during COVID-19.
​Jan 2020

Conditional Building Permits
This Bulletin discusses Building Code requirements and the City of Barrie's process with respect to conditional building permits.

Reinspection Fees
Clarifying the application of reinspection fees for incomplete or defective work.

​Dec 2019

Model Home and Sales Office Policy
Updated model home and sales office policy and fire emergency requirements.​ Updated 31 Aug​ 2020.

​May 2019

​Ledger Board Attachments
Effective May 2, 2019, the City of Barrie will only accept wood ledgers attached to solid masonry walls.

​Jan 2019

Roles in the ​Building Permit Process
Knowing, understanding, and fulfilling your role in the building permit process will help contribute to the success of your construction project. Updated 18 August 2020.​

​Nov 2018

Development Charges By-law 2014-108
Communicated on behalf of the Development Services Division of the Finance Department.  This Bulletin clarifies the existing Development Charges By-law 2014-108 regarding the addition of dwelling units to existing residential buildings.

​Oct 2018

​​Health Inspected Premises​ 
Communicated on behalf of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. ​Effective July 2018, there are new legal requirements under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) that apply to all businesses operating an inspected premise under the HPPA. 

June 2018

SCHEDULE 1: Designer Information
The Building Code Act requires that designers who prepare documents to be submitted with permit applications have the necessary qualifications set out in the building code and that they provide information about their qualifications on the Schedule 1 form and submitted document.

May 2018

Apply Online: Deck, Shed, Pool Fence, & Sewage
The APLI portal provides 24/7 access to apply and pay for building permits, schedule inspections, and track your application’s status from the comfort of your home!​​

July 2016 2017 Energy Efficiency Changes
Insight of the changes to the energy efficiency prescriptive packages in the Ontario Building Code for residential houses.

 



 

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