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Planning, Property & Development

Waterway Permit Record Searches

You can request a search of waterway records to find out if Waterway Permits have been issued on a particular property.

To initiate a waterway record search, submit your request to:

City of Winnipeg
Waterways Section
Unit 15 - 30 Fort Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 4X5

Or by email:

  • You must pay a $53.00 fee (PST/GST not applicable) to the City of Winnipeg at the time of your request.
  • Include the following information with your written request:
    • Property description, including street address and legal description
    • Legal survey (if available)

Payment of Fees

This non-refundable fee is required at the time of the Permit Record Search request. The City accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque (payable to the City of Winnipeg)
  • Debit
  • Money Order
  • Trust Account
  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • American Express

Schedule of Fees (Effective January 1, 2019)

Per the Planning, Development and Building Fees By-law No. 66/2016 and Fees and Charges By-law No. 196/2008, fees are payable to the City of Winnipeg as per Waterways Permit Fees.

Information Related to Waterway Record Searches:

  • Copies of Waterway Permit(s) on record for a property are released after you make a written request and pay the required fee.
  • This service does not include property inspections or permit reviews to establish compliance with issued permits.
  • From 1951 to 1995, waterway construction was regulated by the Rivers and Streams Act. A Waterway Permit Record search will also include permits issued under this Act.
  • Please note that the specific rivers and creeks regulated by the respective Acts and By-laws and related amendments have changed over the years, as have the dimensions of the Regulated Area.
  • Under the current City of Winnipeg Waterway By-law 5888/92, the Regulated Area is contained within the boundaries of the City of Winnipeg and extends 106.7 m (350 ft) from the Red, Assiniboine, Seine and La Salle rivers and 76.2 m (250 ft) from Sturgeon, Truro, Omand's and Bunn's creeks respectively.
Last update: January 16, 2019