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Digital Building Permit Submission

All residential and commercial building permit applications can be submitted in digital PDF format.


To submit a digital permit application, please review the following submission information and requirements:

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Digital Submission Options
  1. Permits Online:

    Register for an account at: winnipeg.ca/permitsonline

    Homeowners may apply for the following residential permits online (new construction only):
    Residential Permits
    • Deck
    • Detached Garage
    • Carport
    • Other Structures over 10 m2/108 sq. ft. (e.g. storage shed, gazebo, workshop)
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Hot Tub/Spa

    Note: Customers with other types of projects (e.g. demolitions, additions, repairs/alterations) must submit their application via email. If you would like to submit an application to demolish an existing structure and construct a new structure at the same time, please submit both applications together via email.

     

    Contractors may apply for the following permits online (new construction only, with the exception of detached garages*):
    Residential Permits Commercial Permits
    • New single family detached dwelling construction
    • Deck
    • Carport
    • Other Structures over 10 m2/108 sq. ft.  (e.g. storage shed, gazebo, workshop)
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Hot Tub/Spa
    • *Detached Garage
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Signs

    Note: With the exception of detached garages, customers with other types of projects (e.g. demolitions, additions, repairs/alterations) must submit their application via email. If you would like to submit an application to demolish an existing structure and construct a new structure at the same time, please submit both applications together via email.


  2. Email:
    All customers can submit building permit applications by email to ppd-permit@winnipeg.ca. Once permit materials are accepted and uploaded into the permit system, you can view and manage your permits and applications by tracking the status, submitting documents, and making payments by registering for a Permits Online account at: Winnipeg.ca/permitsonline.
Digital Submission Requirements

Housing Building Permit Applications Only:
To submit your building permit application via email, please group and name the applicable PDF documents as follows:

  • Application Form, Owner Statement, Application Checklist
  • Status of Title, including City of Winnipeg Caveats
  • Site Plan, Legal Survey/Building Location Certificate (BLC)
  • Lot Grade Plan, Site Servicing Plan, Geodetic Survey
  • All Building Plans (floor plans, elevations, sections, framing plans, engineered plans)
  • Professional Designer's Certificate for Housing
  • Geotechnical Report
  • Damage Report

Commercial Building Permit Applications Only:
To submit your Building Permit application via email, please group and name the applicable PDF documents as follows:

  • Application Form - Commercial Alteration Design Summary (CADS)/Building and Site Design Summary (BSDS), including all design summaries, and the owner statement, status of title, including City of Winnipeg Caveats
  • Geotechnical report
  • Civil Plans
  • Lot Grading Plan
  • Site/Landscape Plans
  • Architectural Plans
  • Structural Plans
  • Mechanical Plans (separate any sprinkler drawings from mechanical plans)
  • Electrical Plans
  • Specification - Architectural/Structural
  • Specification - Civil (Site and Infrastructure)
  • Specification - Electrical
  • Specification - Mechanical
  • Alternative Solution

Acceptable Document Types
Please submit your application package in PDF format. Other document types including JPEG will not be accepted.

Permit Application Reviews
Building permits will be reviewed electronically and you will be contacted if additional information is required.

If more information is needed, all customers who are registered for Permits Online will be able to submit documents at: Winnipeg.ca/permitsonline, up to a maximum file size of 50 MB. If you are unable to submit documents using Permits Online, please provide a digital PDF copy via email or a link to a dropbox file to the reviewer who requested the information.

Permit Issuance

When your permit is issued, you will receive an email with a PDF permit attached, and a link to a ZIP file to download your approved supporting documentation.  The ZIP file will be available for 30 days.

Last update: April 17, 2020

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