Residential Project Inspection
Effective Monday, October 19, 2020 all in-home inspection appointments will be conducted virtually until further notice. Inspections of unoccupied homes will continue, as will on-site inspections for urgent situations.
Commercial inspections of unoccupied dwellings, new construction, and alterations in existing buildings, are subject to COVID-19 pre-screening at time of inspection requests and at time of inspection.
The Zoning & Permits Branch, located at 31-30 Fort Street, is not accepting walk-in customers. Permit applications are being processed; however, applications must be submitted digitally.
Inspections are an important part of the permit process
Obtaining a permit means that the work will need to be inspected by an experienced, professional City of Winnipeg Housing Inspector to ensure that the work complies with all applicable Codes, Standards and By-laws pertaining to structure, safety, plumbing and electrical work. This monitoring is carried out by means of the permit issuance process and periodic site inspections. The ultimate responsibility for compliance rests with you, the homeowner. You are required to call for an inspection upon completion of rough-in work and prior to covering with drywall, interior finishes or concrete slabs, as well as at final completion.
For additional information regarding mandatory inspections for various types of permits please see our Housing Permits Brochure
For more information about inspections see our housing inspections page.
Request for Inspection
Housing inspections can be booked by completing the Housing Inspection Request Form (preferred method) or by calling the Housing Inspections office at 204-986-5300 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please be aware that wait times vary for phone-in requests.
Housing Inspectors and Districts Map
A map detailing the commercial building inspector's names, districts, and phone numbers.
Electrical Information Centre
Provides electrical information in brochures, by-laws, and forms.
Mechanical and Plumbing Info Centre
Provides mechanical and plumbing information in brochures, by-laws, and forms.