Decks

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.

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‑zoningapplications@winnipeg.ca

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.

Construction information

  • Decks

    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.    

Application requirements

Review the development and building permit process to help navigate application requirements. 

Before applying for a building permit:

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.

Related permits

How to apply

Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.

Questions?

Please contact us.

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