Building & Development

In the Province of Manitoba it is a legal requirement that a building permit be obtained prior to any type of construction. A permit is required if you are intending to construct, add to, alter, demolish, replace or relocate any building or part of a building or structure and/or; change or alter the use of land, buildings or structures. Applications will be reviewed by the Red River Planning District to determine compliance with the Manitoba Building Code and in order to ensure compliance with municipal building and zoning by-laws.

Building permit applications are accepted between 8:30am and 4:15pm Monday to Friday. For information regarding building regulations, please call 204.669.8880. Please note that in office paper building plan submissions must be no larger than 11x17. Anything larger than 11x17, will be required to be submitted in digital form.

To ensure all proposed buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with accepted standards, codes and by-laws, the appropriate permits must be issued and inspections must occur.

Inspection Requests

Building inspection requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours in advance. There are two ways to request a building inspection:

  • Call our 24-Hour Inspection Message Service at 204-669-8980
  • Submit your request via email at

All work must be ready to be inspected at the time of the request.

Fast-track Permit Approvals

The Red River Planning District has implemented a fast-track process for specific permit applications. The permits listed below will be reviewed in a streamlined process for zoning compliance and verification of appropriate documentation in order to issue the permit. This should significantly reduce the time for issuance of these types of permits. Some permits will be supplied with additional documentation on the Building Code requirements for the applicant. The following permits have been identified for the Fast-Track Permit Process:

  1. Demolitions
  2. Pools & Hot Tubs
  3. Basement Developments
  4. Detached Accessory Structures less than 900 SQ. FT.
  5. Farm Buildings
  6. Temporary Tents
  7. Signs
  8. Fences
  9. Home Occupations