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Building Permits

A building permit from the City of Winnipeg provides legal authorization to begin construction of a building project. If you are going to build, add, renovate or alter any part of your building or residence, or perform work on electrical or plumbing systems, ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to starting any work. Permits provide a mechanism for the City to engage in a review of plans and/or audits of construction through inspections to help ensure that the work is in compliance with all building and electrical codes, and other relevant City by-laws such as zoning.

Did You Know?

  1. Whether you do the work yourself, or hire a contractor or builder, homeowners are legally responsible for obtaining construction-related permits for projects.
  2. A permit helps to ensure your project incorporates safety and other required standards – keeping families, renters and homeowners safe.
  3. 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.
  4. If you need help navigating the permit process, the Permit Office is here to help. Call us at 204-986-5140.
A residential building permit is required for the construction, demolition and / or alteration of a One / Single or Two Family Dwelling or Accessory Structure (for example - a detached garage, a deck or a shed)
A permit may be required for work and special events

Last update: June 2, 2017
Permits & Zoning Customer Information

Location: Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4X7

Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: 204-986-5140


Wednesdays: the branch is open late. From 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, the office is open for homeowner permit application appointments.

To schedule a permit application appointment, call 204-986-8113 or email ppd-permitappointments