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Planning, Property & Development

Information Bulletins

The Development & Inspections Division periodically issues Information Bulletins on building regulations and processes, both technical and administrative, as well as interpretations of applicable codes and bylaws.

Bulletin Numbers

Each bulletin has an identification number which indicates the year it was issued and the discipline(s) it relates to. For example, bulletin 2013-005-B/E was issued in 2013, it was the 5th bulletin issued that year and it relates to building and electrical topics.

Code Area of Discipline
A Admin
B Building
E Electrical
F Fire
M Mechanical
P Plumbing
S Structural
Sp Sprinkler
Z Zoning
Issued in: 2005 | 2007 | 2008 | 2011 | 2013 | 2014
2015 | 2017 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023


Issued in 2023

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued

Motors Controlled by Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

November 2, 2023

Helical, Augured and Screw Piles in Housing Applications

October 3, 2023

2024 Construction Codes Implementation

October 20, 2023

Engineering Requirements for Housing

September 13, 2023

Infill Housing Construction Guidelines

August 31, 2023

Defining Occupancy

July 19, 2023

Guidelines for Partial Interim Occupancy Permits

July 19, 2023

Structural Shop Drawings Submissions

July 19, 2023

Vapour Barrier and Insulation
Installations and Applications in Housing Inspections

February 16, 2023

Pool Bonding Permit Requirements

February 16, 2023

Issued in 2022

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued

Energy Efficiency Requirements for Existing Part 9 Buildings

December 22, 2022

Solar Photovoltaic Installations

November 14, 2022

Adoption of the National Energy Code (2011)

November 14, 2022

Drawing Submissions

November 14, 2022

Painting, Coating Types of Operations

November 14, 2022

Alternate Solutions for Houses with Fire-Rated Cantilevered Floor Systems

November 14, 2022

Display Suites for Multi Residential Buildings

November 14, 2022

Guidelines for Buildings Used for Temporary Overnight Shelters

November 14, 2022

Electrical Drawing Requirements for New Construction of Commercial & Industrial Buildings

November 14, 2022
2022-010- B/E/Sp

Day Care Centres Fire and Life Safety Requirements

November 14, 2022

Wood Fired Pizza Ovens Permit Requirements and Information

November 14, 2022

Electrical Permits Required for Alarm System and Voice, Data and Video Installations

November 14, 2022

Commercial Listed Ecology Units

November 14, 2022

Sump Pit Permits for Housing

November 14, 2022

Clarification of Arc Fault Circuits

July 1, 2022

2022 Winnipeg Electrical By-law, PowerPoint presentation

June 6, 2022

Helical, Augured and Screw Piles in Commercial Applications

May 5, 2022


Issued in 2021

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued

Containment & Separation for Attached Secondary Suite Design

December 21, 2021

Permit Requirements for Sprinkler & Standpipe Installations in Existing Buildings

April 16, 2021

Landscape Lighting

February 8, 2021

Issued in 2017

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued

Building Permit Requirements for Housing

December 8, 2017

HVAC in Class C Health Care Facilities

November 3, 2017

Mixed Occupancy - Building Classification

May 4, 2017

Depth of Burial for Underground Plumbing Pipes

March 31, 2017


Issued in 2015

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued

ULC Listing for Fire Rated Cables

December 18, 2015


Issued in 2014

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued

Sprinkler System Zoning in Contained Use Areas, Impeded Egress Zones and Care and Treatment Facilities

December 17, 2014

Clarification for the Use of Integral Disconnecting Means

September 8, 2014

Interpretation of Emergency Floor Drains

July 3, 2014

Smoke Alarm Installations in Dwelling Units

May 29, 2014


Issued in 2013

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued
Determination of Requirement for a Fire Alarm System - MBC Sentence September 16, 2013
Manitoba Building Code Amendments Regarding Washrooms - MBC Section 3.8 July 1, 2013
Policy for the Installation of Photoluminescent Exit Signs May 14, 2013
Limit States Design May 9, 2013
Clarification for the Installation of Fire Alarm Visual Signal Devices January 29, 2013


Issued in 2011

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued
Policy for Exit Sign Installations in Existing Buildings April 1, 2011

Use of CSTE's

January 21, 2011


Issued in 2008

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued
Mounting Heights of Electrical Controls in Barrier-Free Paths of Travel September 24, 2008
Requirements for Hydromassage Bathtubs May 5, 2008
Qualification Requirements for Personnel Conducting Verification of Fire Alarm Systems March 6, 2008


Issued in 2007

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued
Clarification Notice for CSTE's on Overhead Services November 7, 2007
Clarification for Fire Alarm Audibility in Multi-Residential Buildings, PowerPoint Presentation August 8, 2007


Issued in 2005

Bulletin Number Title Date Issued
Electrical Engineering Required July 1, 2005


Last update: November 9, 2023

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