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Planning, Property & Development

Home-Based Business

Advice and permit information for home based businesses

To apply for your permit please visit the Zoning and Permits Office at Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street.

The zoning by-law regulates home-based businesses by ensuring the character of a residential area is maintained.

A home-based business may be a full-time, part-time or even an occasional venture. Generally, if your business mail comes to your home and / or administrative duties are conducted from your home, you will require a Home Occupation Permit.

Many types of home-based businesses such as office facilities are permitted under the zoning by-law with the issuance of a Home Occupation Permit prior to establishing the home-based business.

Home-based businesses that provide a personal service on the premises such as a beauty salon, pet grooming or repair service require Conditional Use approval from The Director of the City’s Planning, Property and Development Department in addition to the Home Occupation Permit, prior to establishing the home-based business.

In all cases, employees, other than those living in the dwelling, are not permitted.

Home-Based Business Application Requirements:

Your application visit will take less time if you complete the above form in advance with all the necessary information.

Additional information:

Last update: June 14, 2017
Permits & Zoning Customer Information

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

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

Phone: 204-986-5140

Email: ppd-permit@winnipeg.ca

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
@winnipeg.ca