Contact 705-739-4231 anytime (24/7) to request an inspection.
70 Collier Street, Box 400
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
Thinking of building a detached garage and/or shed on your property? Before you start, here is a guide to help you through the project.
Accessory residential building: A covered building that is not attached to a house. Accessory residential buildings include detached garages, sheds, carports, pergolas, gazebos, arbours, green houses and playhouses.
Backyard suite: A self-contained dwelling unit located in a detached building that has separate living, cooking, sleeping and bathroom facilities. These are commonly referred to as carriage houses, garage suites, garden suites, or laneway homes.
Sight Triangle: Required for corners lots, they provide increased visibility at intersections for the safety of pedestrians and motorists.
Before you begin, contact Service Barrie at 705-739-4242 or ServiceBarrie@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:
Save Time: Apply Online! Use APLI, our application tool for popular permits, to apply for your shed 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.
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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