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

DateAnnouncement
​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.
​Dec 2020

​​Inspection Requests
This announcement provides advance notice of changes to the inspection request process ​effective January 20th, 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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