Contact 705-739-4231 anytime (24/7) to request an inspection.
70 Collier Street, Box 400
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
Thinking of constructing a new sewage system on your property? Before you start, here is a guide to help you through the project.
Before you begin, contact Service Barrie at 705-739-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca to ensure your project:
The system needs to be designed by someone competent and knowledgeable, and installed by a licensed installer.
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. Note: Schedule 2 forms part of the permit application and is required to be completed for every septic/sewage system application by individuals who review and take responsibility for design activities with respect to the project in accordance with part 8 of the Ontario Building Code. When the permit is issued, construction can commence. This project requires a Sewage System Permit.
Save Time: Apply Online! Use APLI, our application tool for popular permits, to apply for your sewage system permit online 24/7.
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.
(705) 739-4242 ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Building Services inspects the construction and alterations of septic systems.
This may be the result of a failed septic system that could pose an unsafe condition. Notify Building Services in writing. Building Services will investigate and take necessary action to ensure the system is repaired. A licensed installer or repairperson should be called to evaluate the situation and effect repairs.
Yes, the City has initiated a program to ensure existing septic systems operate as they should.
Yes, the construction of septic systems requires a permit under the Ontario Building Code. The system needs to be designed by someone competent and knowledgeable and installed by a licensed installer. Please contact Building Services for more information.
The City’s zoning bylaws specify the areas where septic systems are still permitted.
If we find that you have built without a permit, you will be required to apply for a permit, at which time a surcharge will be placed on the cost of the building permit. You will also be required to uncover any portion required to be inspected.
Ontario Building Code sections 126.96.36.199. and 188.8.131.52. set out specific clearance distances to the septic system components. Contact Service Barrie at (705) 739-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca for more information.
Yes, you will be required to submit a completed design with all of the calculations used to arrive at the final design.
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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