To report a by-law infraction:Enforcement Services705-739-4241
Re court matters: Provincial Offences Offices705-739-4291 (Barrie)
Re local COVID-19 info:Simcoe Muskoka
District Health Unit705-721-7520simcoemuskokahealth.orgRe clinical questions:Telehealth Ontario1-866-797-0000
RVH is are currently accepting donations of personal protective equipment. For full details please visit
Barrie & Area HealthHelping you navigate & access safe healthcare in the Barrie area during the COVID-19 emergency
Ontario 211If you are in need of groceries, pharmaceutical supplies or other services.
Ontario Ministry of Health Ontario news, status of cases in Ontario
Public Health Agency of CanadaRisk level for Canadians, current situation, & travel advisories
World Health OrganizationTechnical documents, questions & answers
The City is working closely with the
Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global situation and respond accordingly.
A state of emergency has been declared. It is urgent that Barrie residents take steps to limit the number of people we come in contact with to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Protect yourself. Protect others.
The City has business continuity plans in place to ensure essential City services continue to be delivered. The City's Emergency Control Group meets regularly. The group includes senior leadership from various departments across the City including Fire and Police. In addition to
service changes to help residents, many non-essential services have been impacted.
The City’s customer service centre, Service Barrie, remains reachable by email or phone:
ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca or 705-726-4242. Service Barrie reps are available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. Residents are encouraged to visit
barrie.ca/OnlineServices to apply for small building permits, pay for parking or speeding tickets, and more.
It will not be business as usual as things begin to reopen in response to Provincial regulations, and
residents may see a reduced service level as the City ramps up service. It will take several weeks or longer to have service levels back up once the Province announces openings. The City will continue to maintain all essential services citizens rely on every day.
Building Services staff are doing everything possible to keep the building process moving in these unprecedented times. Please refer to the latest
Building Services Announcement for detailed information.
Staff continue to take reports regarding by-law enforcement at (705) 739-4241 or
email@example.com. A reduction in enforcement of the parking and noise by-laws is currently in effect.
On April 3, 2020, Mayor Jeff Lehman signed the Barrie COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. For full information visit
Outstanding parking tickets can be paid via
In light of recent developments related to COVID-19, project teams are monitoring and assessing impacts to construction schedules.
City road construction projects are generally proceeding as scheduled at this time. Please refer to the specific projects via barrie.ca/roadwork for detailed information.
As announced by the Province on March 23, construction work is included in the Provincial Government's list of essential services. We have ensured that all our City construction contractors have implemented COVID-19 safety protocol. Construction workers working on City projects are limiting contact with each other and additional hand sanitizers and wipes have been made available to them. No meetings are being held inside construction trailers, instead site meetings are being conducted via teleconference.
City staff (project managers, inspectors) involved in these projects are also following appropriate distancing and sanitizing protocols. The safety of City staff and our contractors is of utmost importance.
On March 19, the Province of Ontario passed the Municipal Emergency Act, 2020 to permit virtual participation in council, committee or local board meetings.
City Council, General Committee, and Planning Commitee meetings are being live streamed on the
City's YouTube channel and Rogers TV. Upcoming virtual meetings are open for public participation. Information about how to participate in virtual meetings is outlined at
Communicating wiith Council.
Meeting agendas are available at
Advisory Committee and
Reference Committee meetings are not occurring at this time.
Provincial Offences Act Offices (45 Cedar Pointe Dr. & 575 West St. in Orillia) are closed to the public. Provincial Offences Act matters are being adjourned and rescheduled. Visit
barrie.ca/CourtServices for full information.
Traffic Violations and other Provincial Offences Act tickets can be paid via
On May 6, the Province of Ontario announced that all retail stores with a street entrance can provide curbside pickup and delivery as of May 11. To help businesses and customers with curbside pickup, all on-street parking spaces on Dunlop St. from Poyntz St. to Toronto St. now have a limit of standing for 10 minutes or less, until further notice. Visit
barrie.ca/DowntownParking for full information.
The City's annual rain barrel sale is proceeding online only. Please visit
barrie.ca/WaterConservation for full information.
All special events and theatre shows are cancelled until June 30.
The annual Canada Day event will take place virtually so residents can enjoy programming from the safety of their own homes. City staff are currently planning the virtual Canada Day programming. More details will be shared, once they are available.
As City Hall is closed until further notice there will be no flag raisings scheduled until after the facility reopens.
Please note the City has banned all yard sales at this time to prevent people from gathering, which would be contrary to the Provincial government’s emergency orders.
Fire & Emergency Service
Barrie Police Service
BPS is providing updates on how their response to COVID-19 will affect the public. The public is assured that the 911 system continues uninterrupted. Visit
https://www.barriepolice.ca/bps-covid-19-updates for up-to-date information.
City facilities are closed to the public until further notice (community centres are closed until at least June 30).
Buildings remain open to staff for essential service delivery. Staff are ensuring increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points and public spaces at buildings that remain open, as well as Barrie Transit buses.
Service Barrie continues to be operational for email and phone service:
ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca or 705-726-4242.
Curbside collection is occurring as scheduled. Limited free garbage tags are available to households who need them. Visit
barrie.ca/CurbsideCollection for full information.
The landfill (272 Ferndale Dr. N.) is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 3pm, for urgent and essential use only. Visit
barrie.ca/landfill for details.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility (272 Ferndale Dr. N.) is open Saturdays only from 9am to 3pm, for urgent and essential use. Visit
barrie.ca/HHW for details.
The Environmental Centre (272 Ferndale Dr. N.) remains closed to the public until further notice.
Barrie Public Library branches are closed. Please visit
barrielibrary.ca for full information.
Building PermitsBuilding permit applications and inspections, subject to a few exceptions, remain operational. New permit applications are available through
APLI only. Please refer to
Building Services Announcements for up-to-date information.
Outdoor burning permits are available for purchase online only via
Event PermitsNo new event permits will be issued until at least June 30, 2020.
Marriage LicencesAt this time the City is not issuing marriage licences. The service may resume for residents on an emergency basis. Please call Service Barrie 705-726-4242 for more information.
Right Of Way Activity (ROWA) Permits
Due to facility closures, applications must be submitted through email and payments must be made by cheque and dropped off at City Hall drop boxes (front entrance at 70 Collier St or entrance at back parking lot). Effective April 27, all ROWAP applications will be processed online through
Barrie's marinas and Tiffin Boat Launch are open to the public. Please visit
barrie.ca/marina for details.
Please follow the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's recommendations to avoid crowds and maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from those around you. Refer to the
Guide to Safe Outdoor Activities During COVID-19
REDUCED SERVICE LEVELS IN PUBLIC SPACES:See the May 11 memo to Council for more detail.
The City is committed to sustaining a base level of service throughout our parks and open space system that still provides a quality, safe and enjoyable public experience. Due to reduced staff levels, residents may notice the following changes:
Temporary space for pedestrians and cyclists on Lakeshore DriveThe northbound lane of Lakeshore Drive from the Tiffin Boat Launch to Victoria Street has been temporarily converted into additional space for pedestrians and cyclists. This provides more space for people to be active and enjoy the outdoors, while maintaining a safe physical distance.
Help keep City trees healthy when posting community signsThe City is asking that residents do not nail signs into trees on City trails and in parks. We love seeing positive signs from the community during this time, but some of these signs are nailed into trees or zip-tied, which damages the tree or restricts their growth. If residents would like to share positive messages with their neighbourhoods in this way, please use wooden stakes for signs, rather than attaching them to trees.
Development Services and other supporting department’s staff continue their work remotely. Staff are not available for in-person meetings but phone calls, conference calls, video meetings are all being used and we are happy to make arrangements to meet with you.
Planning support services can be obtained by emailing
Online applications for Committee of Adjustment, Pre-consultations, Site Plan, Site Plan exemptions and building permits are being processed.
Council, Planning Committee & Committee of Adjustment meetings have been suspended until further notice, therefore decisions on affected
applications have been delayed. Recommendation reports are being prepared and finalized and will proceed to the appropriate decision body when meetings resume.
Due to COVID-19 emergency measures there has been a delay in the issuance of the Final property tax billing. It is expected to be completed in late June or early July with due dates adjusted accordingly.
The City is looking at all options to help residents and businesses through this challenging time. Please visit
Property Tax Payment Options for information about property tax payments.
City recreation facilities, community centres, and arenas are closed until at least June 30. The City is issuing refunds for summer day camps & registered programs. Please visit
barrie.ca/RecCancellations for current detailed information regarding impacted services.
We know these are challenging times and we want to
help you stay active, engaged and entertained while we’re all “together at home”. Check out the videos and activities, ask our Recreation & Culture staff for tips and ideas on staying active at home for all ages.
Road and sidewalk maintenance work is proceeding at this time.
City-run theatres are closed until further notice. Theatre shows are cancelled until June 30.
Should you have a question or concern related to a facility rental, ticket sale or any other inquiry please e-mail
CE.Venues@barrie.ca or call 705-739-4299 and a member of the Recreation and Culture Services Departments will get back to you as soon as possible.
The City is providing free Barrie Transit service until July 2, 2020, with hourly service. Riders must board and exit the bus from the rear door only, if able. Please refer to
barrie.ca/TransitNotices for full details.
Water Wastewater Billing There will be no new late fees or City-imposed non-sufficient funds (NSF) charges for property tax and water wastewater bills, and no water shutoffs will be carried out, until June 30, 2020.
Residential water/wastewater account holders can apply to eliminate the fixed charge for water and wastewater on their next bimonthly bill if they are suffering from financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
In addition, the payment due date grace periods have been extended for all residents and businesses for two billing periods.
Water Wastewater Billing for full information.
Water Treatment The Surface Water Treatment Plant (20 Royal Parkside Dr.) and Wastewater Treatment Facility (249 Bradford St.) are closed to the public.
Residents may notice water service crews working around the city in teams of one or two to complete essential work to keep water services working effectively and efficiently. These staff are practising physical distancing and taking precautions as advised by the Health Unit.
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