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Building Services

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

​April 2020
COVID-19 - Building Department Business Continuity - Update - 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 04 May 2020.

​COVID-19 - Building Department Business Continuity - Update
Pursuant to our message dated March 24th, 2020, this is an update from the Building Department regarding COVID-19 and business continuity.​
​Mar 2020
COVID-19 - Building Department Business Continuity
A message from the Building Department regarding business contiunity 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 28 Feb 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 17 Dec 2019.

​Dec 2018

Inspection Requests​
Effective January 1st, 2019, building inspections will be conducted within 2 business days in accordance with Division C, Sentence of the Ontario Building Code. This Bulletin clarifies inspection request procedures. Updated: 07 February​ 2019.​

​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. 

July 2018

Property Owner Consent Letter
Effective July 2018, a Property Owner Consent Letter is required to be submitted with building permit applications where a lessee or tenant is applying on behalf of the owner.​​​​

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!​

April 2018

Pre-Engineered Products
June 2017 bulletin updated in April 2018 re updated requirements for all submissions of any Pre-Engineered Floor Layouts (TJI), Pre-Engineered Beam Designs, Engineered Truss Layouts or another Pre-Engineered Product.

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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