Corporate Policies

A policy is a formal statement of guiding principles and procedures to help direct decision making regarding a particular item while maintaining consistency in all municipal operations.

The following consolidations are electronic reproductions of select City policies. This listing does not include all policies. For information on policies not listed, please contact Service Barrie at or 705-726-4242. 


Last Updated: 2020
Category: Human Resources

Sets out accessibility standards required for persons with disabilities while providing exceptional customer service.
Last Updated: 2021
Category: Human Resources

Establishes a framework for the City’s commitment to accessibility, and all requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all requirements outlined in the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the AODA.
Last Updated: 2014
Category: Council & Government

Provides guidance related to accountability and transparency when delivering City of Barrie programs and services (including the political process, decision making and administrative management).
Last Updated: 2020
Category: Planning, Building & Infrastructure

Outlines the framework to receive Advance property purchase requests and assess the merits of advance property purchases.
Last Updated: 2022
Category: Environmental

Outlines the protocol established by the Water Operations Branch for administering and monitoring the Backflow Prevention Program.
Last Updated: 2022
Category: Administration

Outlines roles, responsibilities and appropriate use for individuals accessing Barrie Public Wi-Fi.
Last Updated: 2010
Category: Environmental
Related Links: Boulevard Gardens

Outlines the non-standard boulevard landscape treatment guidelines.
Last Updated: 2018
Category: Finance & Accounting

Governs the use and administration of capital financing and debt.
Last Updated: 2017
Category: Human Resources

Provides a set of standards outlining the responsibilities of or proper practices for employees at the City.
Last Updated: 2011
Category: Parks, Recreation, & Culture
Related Links: Community Gardens

Outlines responsibilities for the City and gardeners who rent their own plot in a community garden.