City Departments

The corporation of the City of Barrie is comprised of the Chief Administrative Office—which includes Human Resources, Internal Audit, Legal Services, and Finance—and three divisions: Access Barrie, Community & Corporate Services, Infrastructure & Growth Management.

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Barrie Fire & Emergency Service is governed by By-law 2002-264, which sets out the department's definitions, mission, and mandate.
Key responsibilities: building permits, building inspections, building Ccomplaints, ​building administration.
Branches​: Environmental Risk Management & Compliance, Environmental Sustainability, Business Performance, Risk Management.
The City's Infrastructure & Growth Management division employs a dedicated team of engineers, engineering technologists and technicians focused on the effectiveness and efficiency of the management of all City-owned assets. The Corporate Asset Management (CAM) team provides valuable information to City Council to facilitate better, more informed decisions aligned with the City’s Financial Policy Framework. 
Key responsibilities of the department include: Corporate Facilities Maintenance & Operations; Capital Facilities Planning & Development; Community Facilities Management (bookings, programming, staffing).
The Development Services department has two branches: Planning and Approvals. The department develops and implements policies to govern the physical aspects of the community, in particular the use of land and land use relationships, while having regard for its impact on the social, cultural, and economic well being of the community.
The Economic & Creative Development department comprises the following branches: Business Development, Small Business Centre, and Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The department has four primary service areas to contribute to the Economic Development Strategy for Invest Barrie.
The Finance Department provides financial services to City Council, the Public and City Departments. 
Directs all corporate human resource management activities including recruitment, wage and salary administration, occupational health and safety, labour and staff relations. Related page: Current Employment Opportunities
Five branches: Administration Services, Application Services, Geographic Information Services, Planning & Portfolio, Technology Services.
The Infrastructure department has five branches: Linear Infrastructure Projects, Vertical Infrastructure, Developer & Special Projects, Water Operations, Wastewater Operations.
The Legal Services Department provides legal services to the Corporation, including City Council, staff and certain boards and agencies.  
Three branches: Legislative Services, Court Services, and Enforcement Services.
The City strives to inform the public, employees and media about City news, programs and services, and to actively engage stakeholders in creating a stronger, more inclusive, community
The Operations department has five branches: Operations Administrative Support Services, Roads, Stormwater & Rail Operations, Fleet Services, Parks & Forestry Operations, and Solid Waste Operations.
Three branches: Recreation Programs, Recreation Facilities, and Administration & Business Services.
Service Barrie is the City’s one-stop customer contact centre, allowing residents to easily access information and services from one centralized access point.
The City is committed to providing customer-focused, efficient and affordable parking and transit that links people to the community through an integrated, easy-to-use system.