Wood stoves & fireplaces

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 building permit is required.

Installing a solid fuel burning appliance, such as a wood stove or fireplace, requires a building permit as per the Winnipeg Building By-law.

No, a development permit is not required.

Installing a solid fuel burning appliance, such as a wood stove or fireplace, inside a structure does not require a development permit as per the Winnipeg Zoning By-law.

Construction information

Certified, manufactured appliances must be installed in strict accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions and the appliance must bear the certification label from the certifying agency.

Agencies that provide acceptable certifications (and labeling) are:

CSA International (formerly the Canadian Standards Association) CSA International (formerly the Canadian Standards Association)

Underwriters' Laboratories of CanadaUnderwriters' Laboratories of Canada

Intertek Testing Services Ltd. (formerly Warnock Hersey Professional Services Ltd.)Intertek Testing Services Ltd. (formerly Warnock Hersey Professional Services Ltd.)

Uncertified manufactured units must be installed in strict accordance with B365-10 (R2015) - Installation code for solid-fuel-burning appliances and equipment. Purchase this document.

Improper installation of household appliances, including: furnaces, boilers, stoves, ranges, factory-built fireplaces and water heaters, are a leading cause of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. This standard specifies the requirements for the installation, alteration and maintenance of solid-fuel-burning appliances and equipment installed indoors or outdoors. "Solid fuel" includes cordwood, wood chips, sawdust, peat logs, kernel corn, and coal.

Application requirements

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

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.

Note: All solid fuel burning appliances will require a Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) certified inspection report to be submitted after installation.  Find a WETT certified professional in Manitoba .

Related permits

  • Electrical installations

    Note: A separate electrical permit will be required, if applicable, to add required carbon monoxide detector and any additional electrical related to the appliance installation.

How to apply

Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.

Questions?

Please contact us.