Zoning By-law

Bylaw No.

We're Creating a New Zoning By-Law

The City is in the process of creating a new comprehensive Zoning By-Law, which will be designed to implement the vision and policies of Barrie’s recently adopted Official Plan. The first phase of the consultation is complete and now a draft of the new Zoning By-law document will be developed. 

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A Zoning By-law is a regulatory document that implements the policy direction outlined in the Official Plan. The Comprehensive Zoning By-law (2009-141) was approved by City Council in August 2009.

The Development Services Department (Planning branch):

  • confirms compliance for all permit applications, business licensing, two-unit house registrations and site plan applications.
  • provides zoning information as requested for property transactions, development applications and general enquiries.
  • responds to complaints and enforces compliance as necessary.

Zoning By-law 2009-141 Contents
(Office Consolidation – January 2022)

Zoning By-law 054-04 
(Former Town of Innisfil Lands)

Zoning By-law 054-04 (PDF) remains applicable for some Secondary Plan lands which were transferred to the City in 2009. As part of the current Zoning By-law renewal process, these lands will be incorporated within a comprehensive new City of Barrie Zoning By-law, likely in late 2023 or early 2024.

City Initiated Amendments to Zoning By-law 2009-141

The following City-initiated amendments to Zoning By-law 2009-141 are not yet included in the above office consolidation.

Housekeeping Amendments to the Zoning By-law

Staff regularly consolidate the By-law and report to Council on minor inconsistencies and anomalies that have come to light since the passage of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 approved August 10, 2009.

The Proposed amendments to the text of the By-law relate primarily to points of clarification or interpretation.

The proposed amendments to the Map Schedule result from a variety of causes including road re-alignments, property line adjustments, land assembly severances and mapping errors.