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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 building permit is required.
A building permit for demolition is required to demolish any building/structure, or part of a building/structure as per the Winnipeg Building By-law. A building permit for demolition is not required for detached accessory structures less than 10 m2 (108 sq. ft.).
Note: After applying for a permit, the City may conduct a site inspection prior to permit issuance to determine if the structure can be safely demolished without engineering. Where there is less than 8’-0” from the foundation to any other structure on adjacent properties, or where there is a potential hazard, the City may require the demolition to be engineered to prevent damage to neighbouring properties.
No, a development permit is not required.
Demolitions do not require development permits, as per the Winnipeg Zoning By-law.
A City of Winnipeg demolition contractor licence will be required to apply for a permit to demolish a building/structure or a part of a building/structure. A demolition contractor licence is not required for residential accessory structures.
Examples of demolition:
- partial demolition where the foundation is being preserved to be re-used with a new build
- full demolition with no plan to rebuild on the lot in the near future
- full demolition with plans to rebuild immediately after the structure is demolished
The demolition must start within 30 days of permit issuance and be completed within 60 days.
It is the permit applicant’s responsibility to:
- contact Manitoba Hydro to arrange disconnection of electricity and natural gas to the structure and removal of meters
- permits will not be issued until the utility has notified us that the meters have been removed
- contact the Water and Waste Department to shut off the water and remove the water meter
- contact telephone and cable providers to arrange disconnection of services
- arrange to plug the sewer line with a concrete plug if it is being abandoned
- arrange for all mandatory inspections:
- Pre-backfill - when all demolition debris, including all foundation materials (if applicable) have been removed from the site and before any fill is placed in the excavation or any reconstruction has commenced
- Pre-backfill inground pool - when the bottom of the pool has been broken and the side walls have been collapsed inward to allow for placement of a minimum of 24 in. of clean fill to cover the remains
- Final - when the site is in a safe, level, well graded condition after demolition has been completed
Safety fencing is required at all times during the demolition and must be compliant with the Manitoba Building Code (6’-0” high and not climbable).
To apply for a demolition/removal building permit, provide the following documentation. Refer to the permit application for detailed information that must be included in each document.
- Demolition/removal building permit application form
- Owner statement (not required if owner is the applicant)
- Status of title
- Site plan (or building location certificate)
- Engineer’s report (required for buildings that do not have an order to demolish)
For demolitions with dwelling units (e.g. single/two family dwellings, etc.), the new construction building permit application must be submitted at the same time as the demolition permit application as per the Development Procedures By-law, which does not allow residential lots to remain vacant. If you have a zoning variance and community committee approval, or an order to demolish due to unsafe conditions, a new construction building permit application is not required at the same time.
How to apply
Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.
Please contact us.