On January 1, 2024, the new Manitoba Building, Plumbing, Energy and Fire Codes will be in effect. See the 2024 construction codes implementation bulletin to learn about how the new codes will apply to your project.
Le 1er janvier 2024, les nouveaux codes du bâtiment, de la plomberie, de l’énergie et de la prévention des incendies du Manitoba entreront en vigueur. Consultez le bulletin sur la mise en œuvre des codes de construction de 2024 pour savoir comment les nouveaux codes s’appliqueront à votre projet.
Is a permit required?
Yes, a development permit is required.
Decks require a development permit as per the Winnipeg Zoning By-law. Decks are defined as structures with a total area of more than 3.4 m2 (36 sq. ft.) located in the back or side yard that are more than 600 mm (2’-0”) above ground level. Zoning and development permit approval must be obtained prior to building permit application.
Note: For a proposed deck in a front yard, call Permits Direct Line at 204-986-5140 or email ppd‑firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landings require a development permit as per the Winnipeg Zoning By-law. Landings are defined as platforms up to 3.4 m2 (36 sq. ft.) located in front of an exterior door at the top of a flight of exterior stairs.
Yes, a building permit is required.
Decks require a building permit as per the Winnipeg Building By-law. Decks are defined as structures with a total area of more than 3.4 m2 (36 sq. ft.) located in the back or side yard that are more than 600 mm (2’-0”) above ground level.
Landings do not require a building permit as per the Winnipeg Building By-law. Landings are defined as platforms up to 3.4 m2 (36 sq. ft.) located in front of an exterior door at the top of a flight of exterior stairs.
Note: If the deck (regardless of height or size) will eventually support a structure with a roof, such as a sunroom, family room, etc., it is recommended to apply for the entire project to ensure the deck is designed to support the future structure.
Review the development and building permit process to help navigate application requirements.
- ensure you have obtained prerequisite zoning and development permit approval, where required for your project
Note: New decks in new greenfield subdivisions with prior development agreements on title do not require prerequisite development permit approval if submitted at the same time as the new home application. In this case, your development permit will be processed as part of your combined development/building permit application.
To apply for a building permit, provide the following documentation. Refer to the permit application for detailed information that must be included in each document.
- Decks building permit application form
(not required if owner is the applicant)
Note: For greenfield locations, provide a Letter of Authorization instead of the Owner Statement
- Declaration form (if you have a prerequisite development permit)
- Site plan
- Building plans (construction plans, elevations)
- Professional designer's certificate for housing (if plans are sealed by an engineer)
How to apply
Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.
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