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Adding/Altering HVAC
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Thinking of adding/altering your heating, ventilation and air conditioning? Before you start, here is a guide to help you through the project.

Planning Your Project

Please take into account the location of neighbouring windows and the amount of noise produced by air conditioning units. Air conditioning units and heat pumps (Geothermal) cannot be located on easements. You may be able to have the easement released.  For further information on easements please contact Legal Services (705) 739-4220 x 4479.

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.

Completing Your Project

Permits: Permits required for this project are on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Service Barrie at (705) 739-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca for your project’s permit requirements. Apply for a building permit prior to starting any work. When the permit is issued, construction can commence.

Inspections: Below are the commonly required inspections based on permit type. There may be additional inspections required on a case-by-case basis.  Contact (705) 739-4231 anytime (24/7) to request an inspection.

Building Inspection When to Call
HVAC (basement) When HVAC installation is complete
HVAC (above grade) When all HVAC installation (except basement HVAC) is complete and furnace is connected

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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