The City of Barrie has made recent moves to require a resident waterfront parking pass on many roadways and parking lots in proximity to the city’s beaches. While this was done in the name of reducing crowd sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has led to a surge in demand for parking passes.
This demand has caused a delay in getting them out to the residents who deserve them.
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The City of Barrie mailed out two resident waterfront parking passes in December of 2017 and they do not expire. Those who live in Barrie and never received one can apply to get one for free. This applies to new residents as well. Contact Service Barrie with proof of residency, and you should receive one.
However, you’ll have to be patient. “Resident Waterfront Parking Pass inquiries are being processed as soon as possible, but due to the initial amount of requests received as a result of the parking changes, there are some delays,” says Monique Kovacs, Manager of Customer Service. “The City’s Service Barrie team is hard at work processing the requests in order of when they were received. We have added additional staff to help process these requests more quickly. Residents should receive their passes about 10 business days after submitting their request.”
Kovacs points out residents who receive a parking ticket in one of the applicable waterfront spaces can contact Barrie’s Enforcement Services and provide proof of residency to have the ticket waived.