Fees to replace important documents waived for Barrie tornado victims

A damaged home on Sat. July 17, 2021 after an EF-3 tornado passed through Barrie, Ont. (Katelyn Wilson/CTV News)

The Ministry of Transportation is waiving fees for tornado-stricken Barrie residents who need to replace lost or damaged documents.

The ministry announced residents in the Prince William Way area who need new items, such as driver's licences, licence plates, and birth certificates, could have them replaced free of charge.

"The people affected by this tornado, some losing their homes and becoming displaced, need help, and this is a great way to ease the burden on them," said Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin.

In Barrie, there are three Ministry of Transportation offices open:

  • 320 Bayfield Street
  • 274 Burton Avenue
  • 34 Simcoe Street

Information on having fees waived for documentation is available online.