Shoreline Erosion

Surrounding low-lying areas of the Red River, its tributaries, marshes and delta system, and the south basin of Lake Winnipeg, in our District are highly susceptible to shoreline erosion. As such, when working in low-lying areas, or within 350 feet of these water systems, special consideration is required of development permits.

Development can include removing existing trees along a shoreline, placing rip-rap or other material to build up or stabilize a shoreline, replacing existing material with new fill, constructing a building in proximity to a shoreline, etc...

For all shoreline development Shoreline Erosion Permit is required.

Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. Site Plan tooltipSite Plan - A site plan is a bird’s eye view of a property that is typically drawn to scale. A site plan should include:
    • All Property lines, plus their dimensions
    • Outline of existing and proposed buildings and structures with dimensions including accessory structures
    • Distance between all buildings (eave to eave)
    • Distance between proposed structure and property lines (setbacks) to wall
    • Easements (if applicable) found on your status of title
    • Parking lots, indicating parking spaces (commercial only)
    • Driveways
    • North Arrow
    • Surrounding streets
    • Landscaped areas (commercial only)
    • Well and Septic Field Locations
  3. Plans of Work to be completed (diagram and description - engineered plans may be required dependent on scope of work)
  4. Status of Title (current within 30 days of application) tooltip

    Status of Title - Our office requires a current copy of your status of title before any building or structure may be placed on the property. The status of title must be current within 30 days of making application and can be obtained from the Winnipeg Land Titles Office at 276 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB or by calling 1-844-737-5684.

  5. Application Review Fee tooltip

    Plan Review Fee - A plan review fee must accompany all applications. Residential and Commercial Plan Review fees will be applied against the final cost of the permit upon issuance. Plan Review fees are non-refundable. If the permit has not been issued within 6 (six) months of application date, the application is void. Payment options are debit, cheque or cash.

  6. Letter of Authorization (Required if someone is filling out the application on behalf of the owner) tooltipLetter of Authorization - An authorization letter gives a third party permission to act on the owners behalf. In the event that the owner is not making the permit application, the owner will need to draft a letter providing the name of the persons authorized to make application for required development permit for proposed work to be completed. Letter must be signed and dated.