Solid Fuel Burning Appliances Including Wood Stoves and Manufactured Fireplaces
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 for the installation of wood stoves / fireplaces
To apply for your permit please visit the Zoning and Permits Office at Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street.
Certified, manufactured appliances must be installed in strict accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions and the appliance must bear the certification label from the certifying agency.
Agencies that provide acceptable certifications (and labeling) are:
|CSA International (formerly the Canadian Standards Association)|
|Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada|
|Intertek Testing Services Ltd. (formerly Warnock Hersey Professional Services Ltd.)|
Uncertified manufactured units must be installed in strict accordance with B365-10 (R2015) - Installation code for solid-fuel-burning appliances and equipment. Purchase this document.
Improper installation of household appliances - including furnaces, boilers, stoves, ranges, factory-built fireplaces and water heaters - are a leading cause of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. This new standard specifies the requirements for the installation, alteration and maintenance of solid-fuel-burning appliances and equipment installed indoors or outdoors. "Solid fuel" includes cordwood, wood chips, sawdust, peat logs, kernel corn and coal.