Basement Development and Interior Renovations

As the building owner, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements. A permit is required for basement development or any interior renovation for a home if the work proposed includes any of the following:

  • Developing a previously unfinished basement into a family room, rec room etc.
  • Structural or material alterations.
  • Excavating and/or constructing foundations.
  • Basement underpinning.

Permit Application Requirements

  • Floor plan layout indicating use of rooms OR
  • If major structural alterations are involved, such as the altering or moving of beams or teleposts then these plans must be prepared and reviewed by a Professional Engineer (registered in the Province of Manitoba) and must be submitted at the time of permit application.

If any plumbing alterations are planned then a separate plumbing permit will be required.

The installation of a fireplace (any type) will require a building permit. If you are applying for a building permit to develop your basement at the same time as your fireplace is being installed then both will be included on the same permit.


Basement Development

  1. Residential Basement Development Permit Application
  2. Floor Plan
  3. Plan Review Fee of $100 tooltip
  4. Letter of Authorization (Required if someone filling out application on behalf of the applicant) tooltip

Interior Renovation

  1. Residential Interior Reno Permit Application
  2. Site Plan tooltip
  3. 2 copies of engineered sealed construction plans if there is structural work (seal to be current within 1 year of application) tooltip
  4. Floor Plan Layout - showing existing and proposed
  5. Detailed Scope of work to be completed
  6. Value of construction
  7. Plan Review Fee of $100 tooltip
  8. Letter of Authorization (Required if someone filling out the application on behalf of the applicant) tooltip

Online Application (Basement Development)

  1. Click here to apply online.