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Residential Building Permits

One or Two-Family Dwelling & Accessory Structures

A residential building permit is required for the construction, demolition or alteration of a one or two-family dwelling or accessory structure (detached garage, deck or shed).

To apply for a permit, please visit the Permit Office located at Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street, in Fort Garry Place. The Permit Office is open Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Our staff will be pleased to assist you with your permit and zoning questions and help you with your application. For more information, please phone: 204-986-5140.

To schedule an appointment, please phone 204-986-8113 or email

Permit Fast Facts

  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.

For information on Residential Building Permits click on the diagram below or refer to the links on the right.

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Last update: August 2, 2017
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