Service: Disaster Financial Assistance
|Record #: BAR2698||Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021||Last Full Update: 17 Jul 2021|
|Description (Service)||Property Taxes
Homes that have Unsafe Orders may receive a credit for a portion of the 2021 property taxes, following an adjustment to the assessed value of the property as calculated by MPAC. The City’s Finance Department will reach out to the affected residents directly.
Building Permit Fees
As residents begin to rebuild, the City will waive all building permit fees for homes affected by the tornado.
Provincial Disaster Recovery Assistance
On July 29, the Government of Ontario announced that its Disaster Recovery Assistance has been activated for eligible homeowners, tenants, small owner-operated businesses and farms, and not-for-profit organizations within parts of our municipal boundary that were most affected by the tornado. The application deadline for this program is Friday, November 26, 2021.
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) is a provincial program designed to help people affected by natural disasters get back on their feet. The program provides assistance for emergency expenses and costs to repair or replace essential property. It is not a replacement for insurance.
If you are interested in submitting an application or learning more about this provincial program, please visit www.ontario.ca/page/apply-disaster-recovery-assistance for program guidelines, frequently asked questions, application forms and more. Additional resource: DRAO Info Sheet & Questionnaire | Barrie Tornado.
Please note that this is a program run by the province. If you need help with your application or have questions please write directly to the province at email@example.com or contact the information line at 1-877-822-0116.
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Barrie|
|Address & Map||Barrie, ON|
|Physical Access||Not Applicable|
|Office Phone||705-728-8442 ** Barrie Tornado Assistance Line|