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Converted Residential Dwelling Licence

A converted residential dwelling:

  • Is a building containing a residential occupancy.
  • Has a maximum building height of three stories.
  • Was originally designed for use by one or two families but has since been converted to provide more than two suites.
  • Is a building that was originally designed for use by one or two families but has since been converted to provide more than one suite with a commercial occupancy.

A converted residential dwelling does not include:

  • A building that would otherwise meet the definition of a Division II building but complies with all applicable requirements for a Group C occupancy under the Manitoba Building Code.
  • A facility licensed or otherwise regulated in its provision of accommodations by the Government of Manitoba or the Government of Canada.
  • A hospital, a sanatorium or a facility designated by regulations under The Mental Health Act.
  • A personal care home licensed under The Health Services Insurance Act.
  • A residential care facility licensed under the Social Services Administration Act.
  • A bed and breakfast establishment.

Application Process:

There are several ways to access the converted residential dwelling licence application form:

Prerequisites:

Upon application, Community By-Law Enforcement Services will coordinate the following:

  • Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Winnipeg Zoning By-law or the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-law that operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought is permitted under one of those two zoning by-laws
  • Verification from an individual authorized to administer and enforce the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law that the operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought would not violate that By-law
  • A copy of an occupancy permit authorizing the business to occupy the premises for which the Licence is sought
  • Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Residential Fire Safety By-law No. 4304/86 that the premises at which the business is proposed to be operated or carried on meets the requirements of that By-law

Cost:

$600.00

Fees are not permitted to be pro-rated or reduced, however, a recent Council approved amendment to the Doing Business in Winnipeg By-law now allows annual licences to be taken at any time of the year.  Licences are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Renewal Period:

Annually

Inspection:

Fire Inspection

On-line Form:

Application for Business Licence

More Information:

Click here for more information about this Licence

Contact Information:

Community By-Law Enforcement Services

Other Information:

See also Converted Residential Dwelling with Shared Facilities

See also Shared Facilities Dwelling

Last update: January 12, 2017