Page last updated: March 24, 2022
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Re City services:
To report a by-law infraction:Enforcement Services705-739-4241
Re court matters:
Provincial Offences Offices705-739-4291 (Barrie)
Public Health Agency of CanadaRisk level for Canadians, Current situation, Travel advisories
Ontario Ministry of Health Ontario news, Status of cases in Ontario – updated at 10:30 a.m. daily
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We've compiled frequently asked questions received via
social media and by
Service Barrie representatives in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is updated frequently.
Please refer to this month's
Service Barrie FAQs for general questions that may not be related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
State of Emergency ended on March 7, 2022.
Mayor Jeff Lehman declared a State of Emergency in the City of Barrie on March 23, 2020. The declaration was part of the City's ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensured municipal government was able to continue to act and respond quickly to the pandemic, while continuing to offer essential city services.
The declaration provided the City with additional powers and resources to protect the health and safety of Barrie residents and streamlined the decision-making process through the City’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). The City’s declaration also aligned with the Government of Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency.
Yes, City Hall is open to the public.
Service Barrie is open for walk-in services* at City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Monday to Friday 8:30am–4:30pm. Customer service reps can also be reached via phone or email, 705-726-4242 or
ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca, Monday to Friday 8am–5pm. For convenience and to skip the line, residents are welcome to book an appointment for any service by calling.
For business licences, marriage licences and commissioning of documents, please book an appointment for Tuesdays or Thursdays by calling 705-726-4242.
The City of Barrie joined the province-wide wastewater surveillance initiative for COVID-19 monitoring in municipal wastewater. The City is providing samples from the
Wastewater Treatment Facility to labs that will run analysis to determine the amount of COVID-19 present.
Please refer to the
provincial government's latest public health measures, advice and restrictions.
Yes. For full information please visit
Curbside collection is proceeding as normal, however there have been sorting and packaging changes due to COVID-19. In an effort to keep curbside collection drivers safe during this time, please:
Reminder: Cleaning Wipes go in the Garbage! Cleaning wipes cannot go in the green bin and should not be flushed.
If not sure where an item goes, please check the
item lookup tool.
The City has implemented increased safety measures to protect drivers and riders during this time. Please visit
barrie.ca/TransitNotices for full information, including FAQs.
Yes. Masks or face coverings are required while riding Barrie Transit or inside the Transit Terminal until April 27, 2022.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is leading the efforts to immunize residents in our region. Please visit the health unit's website for full information about local planning, clinics, appointments, and more.
A website launched for residents to access information on common healthcare needs and local information about COVID-19, such as where to go in the Barrie area if you have symptoms, and how to get your COVID-19 test results. The site also provides general health information regarding how health care is modified during the pandemic. Visit
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms please use the provincial
online assessment tool and follow those instructions.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit updates the amount of cases daily.
See the latest information.
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