Service Barrie 70 Collier Street, Box 400 Barrie, ON L4M 4T5Phone: 705-739-4242Fax: 705-739-4237
Thinking of putting a pool, hot tub and/or spa on your property? Before you start, here is a guide to help you through the project.
Please refer to Building Services Announcements for up-to-date information about impacted services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before you begin, contact Service Barrie at 705-739-4242 orServiceBarrie@barrie.ca to ensure your project:
Call Before You Dig! Always contact Ontario One Call before you dig, even if it’s just with a shovel, to locate any underground cables or lines below the surface.
Permits: Apply for a building permit prior to starting any work. When the permit is issued, construction can commence. This project requires a Pool Fence Permit.
Save Time: Apply Online! Use APLI, our application tool for popular permits, to apply for your pool fence permit online 24/7.
Inspections: Below are the commonly required inspectionsbased on permit type. There may be additional inspections required on a case-by-case basis. Visit the Building Inspections webpage for more information.
To help keep everyone safe and ensure that young children are always supervised in and around the pool. The City is partnering with the Lifesaving Society.
When you receive your valid City of Barrie pool fence permit, you will also receive the Lifesaving Society's On Guard card and a pool safety package. The On Guard card reminds parents that someone must be watching children near water with focused attention at all times. If you wear the card you're on guard. Learn more about pool safety.
Disclaimer: The information on this page is meant for guiding purposes only. Individual home renovation projects vary in scope and may require additional steps to ensure proper completion. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure work conforms to any restrictive covenants, caveats or other restrictions that are registered on the land title. The information above has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Barrie accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically.
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