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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.
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Collect and complete all required supporting documentation:
Apply online through APLI. Our e-permitting system provides enhanced online features that allow you to quickly and easily submit your application. Benefits include:
Fast Track: Fast Track is an expedited permit review process for small residential projects including
plumbing, water & sanitary repairs, and some accessory buildings. You do not need to apply for this service, Building Department staff will deterimine eligibility while reviewing your application submission. Up to 15 Fast Track applications per week may qualify.
Fees are assessed according to the type of building and its size. Please refer to 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.
The following list includes common residential projects that require a building permit. This list is not exhaustive. If you have any questions please contact Service Barrie at (705) 726-4242 or
The following list includes common residential projects that do not require a building permit. This list is not exhaustive. If you have any questions please contact Service Barrie at (705) 726-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on your project, compliance with the Zoning By-law may be required.
Depending on the project, the following approvals may be required (whether a building permit is required or not):
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