Notice to building permit applicants - The Zoning & Permits Branch is not currently accepting walk-in customers. Permit applications are being processed. However, permit applications must be submitted digitally. Learn more about Digital Permit Applications options and requirements. If you have any questions, call Permits Direct Line at 204-986-5140.
Advice and permit information on plumbing requirements for single family dwellings
An 18-page homeowner’s guide of plumbing requirements for single-family dwellings.
Sump Pits & Pumps
A 2-page pamphlet highlighting Section 23 of Winnipeg By-law 4555/87 that deals with subsurface drainage. Section 23 requires sump pits and pumps in all new buildings that have a subsurface drainage system, also known as weeping tile.
Sump Pit Installation Guide
A 2-page pamphlet providing guidelines and helpful illustrations for the installation of a sump pump and pit for an existing single-family home.
A plumbing diagram indicating the following details:
- The diagram must have a view from the side
- Be drawn as single line
- Show the drain and vent pipe sizes
- Show the location of each fixture
Either the homeowner or a Licensed Plumber may apply for a plumbing permit.
- Completed Plumbing application
Each permit application requires all of the information shown on the Application Form and must be submitted in-person to the Zoning and Permits Office. Your application visit will take less time if you complete the Application Form in advance.
How to apply:
Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.
- Apply online (Licenced Contractors only)
- In-person by visiting the Zoning & Permits office, Unit 31-30 Fort Street, Tuesday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.