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Used Material Yard Licence

A Used Material Yard means a place where used materials are stored out of doors.

Application Process:

The application form is available on-line. You can also contact Community By-Law Enforcement Services to request an application by mail, or visit Community By-Law Enforcement Services and pick up the application in person.


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 used material yard on the premises proposed would not violate that By-law
  • Verification from the Fire Paramedic Chief or delegate that the operation of the business on the proposed premises meets the requirements of the Fire Prevention By-law, the Manitoba Fire Code and other regulatory requirements relating to fire safety



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:



Fire Inspection

On-line Form:

Application for Business Licence

More Information:

More information about this Licence

Contact Information:

Community By-Law Enforcement Services

Other Information:

Applicants may be required to provide suitable identification.

Last update: February 1, 2019