Converted Residential Dwelling Licence
A converted residential dwelling:
- Is a building containing a residential occupancy.
- Has a maximum building height of three stories.
- Was originally designed for use by one or two families but has since been converted to provide more than two suites.
- Is a building that was originally designed for use by one or two families but has since been converted to provide more than one suite with a commercial occupancy.
A converted residential dwelling does not include:
- A building that would otherwise meet the definition of a Division II building but complies with all applicable requirements for a Group C occupancy under the Manitoba Building Code.
- A facility licensed or otherwise regulated in its provision of accommodations by the Government of Manitoba or the Government of Canada.
- A hospital, a sanatorium or a facility designated by regulations under The Mental Health Act.
- A personal care home licensed under The Health Services Insurance Act.
- A residential care facility licensed under the Social Services Administration Act.
- A bed and breakfast establishment.
There are several ways to access the converted residential dwelling licence application form:
- Use this link to access the application form online.
- contact Community By-Law Enforcement Services to request an application by mail.
- Visit Community By-Law Enforcement Services and pick up the application in person.
Upon application, Community By-Law Enforcement Services will coordinate the following:
- Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Winnipeg Zoning By-law or the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-law that operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought is permitted under one of those two zoning by-laws
- Verification from an individual authorized to administer and enforce the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law that the operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought would not violate that By-law
- A copy of an occupancy permit authorizing the business to occupy the premises for which the Licence is sought
- Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Residential Fire Safety By-law No. 4304/86 that the premises at which the business is proposed to be operated or carried on meets the requirements of that By-law
See Licence Fees.
Fees are not permitted to be pro-rated or reduced, however, a recent Council approved amendment to the Community Safety Business Licensing By-law now allows annual licences to be taken at any time of the year. Licences are valid for one year from date of purchase.
Application for Multiple Family Dwelling
Community By-Law Enforcement Services
See also Converted Residential Dwelling with Shared Facilities
See also Shared Facilities Dwelling
Last update: March 9, 2022