Waterway Permit Record Searches
You can request a search of waterway records to find out if Waterway Permits have been issued on a particular property.
To initiate a waterway record search, submit your request to:
City of Winnipeg
Unit 15 - 30 Fort Street
Or by email:
- You must pay a $56.00 fee (PST/GST not applicable) to the City of Winnipeg at the time of your request.
- Include the following information with your written request:
- Property description, including street address and legal description
- Legal survey (if available)
Payment of Fees
This non-refundable fee is required at the time of the Permit Record Search request. The City accepts the following forms of payment:
- Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express)
- Trust Account
- Cheque (payable to the City of Winnipeg)
- Money Order
Schedule of Fees (Effective January 1, 2022)
Per the Planning, Development and Building Fees By-law No. 66/2016 and Fees and Charges By-law No. 196/2008, fees are payable to the City of Winnipeg as per Waterways Permit Fees.
Information Related to Waterway Record Searches:
- Copies of Waterway Permit(s) on record for a property are released after you make a written request and pay the required fee.
- This service does not include property inspections or permit reviews to establish compliance with issued permits.
- From 1951 to 1995, waterway construction was regulated by the Rivers and Streams Act. A Waterway Permit Record search will also include permits issued under this Act.
- Please note that the specific rivers and creeks regulated by the respective Acts and By-laws and related amendments have changed over the years, as have the dimensions of the Regulated Area.
- Under the current City of Winnipeg Waterway By-law 5888/92, the Regulated Area is contained within the boundaries of the City of Winnipeg and extends 106.7 m (350 ft.) from the Red, Assiniboine, Seine and La Salle rivers and 76.2 m (250 ft.) from Sturgeon, Truro, Omand's and Bunn's creeks respectively.