The Zoning & Permits office does not accept walk-in customers and permit applications can be submitted digitally. If you have any questions, call Permits Direct Line at 204-986-5140.
Le bureau du zonage et des permis ne prend pas la clientèle qui se présente sur les lieux, et les demandes de permis peuvent être soumises de façon numérique. Pour toute question, appelez la ligne directe des permis au 204-986-5140.
Projects that require a permit
- Additions & attached garages
- Barrier-free ramps
- Basement development
- Detached garages & accessory structures
- Foundation repairs
- Home-based business
- Home renovations
- Outdoor pools & hot tubs/spas
- Secondary suites
- Single family dwelling
- Solar photovoltaic installations
- Temporary structures
- Wood stoves & fireplaces
Permits are governed by applicable bylaws, including the Winnipeg zoning bylaws, Winnipeg Building By-law and the Winnipeg Electrical By-law.
Why do I need a permit?
Property owners are legally responsible for making sure that permits are in place. If a contractor is doing work on your property, make sure they have received the required permits. Request a copy of the permit if they have applied on your behalf. Development permits establish land use and confirm structures are located on the property in accordance with the Winnipeg Zoning By-law and other departments’ requirements. Building permits confirm structures meet code requirements.
Planning your project
Before beginning a home renovation project, it is important to obtain all required permits and approvals, and to submit application(s) well in advance of your project start date. Learn more about permit application processing times.
Completing the permit process can facilitate a smooth future sale of your home. Winnipeg realtors and home buyers often research past work completed on properties, to ensure projects were built with proper permits.
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