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Winnipeg Police Service

About the Service > Permits

Downloadable application forms for various permits are available below.

To obtain other permits, such as block party and street festival permits, resident parking permits and more, visit the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department Permit Service site.

You may mail* completed permit applications to:

Chief of Police
Winnipeg Police Service
P.O. Box 1680
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 2Z7

You may also apply in person for any permit at:

Public Safety Building
151 Princess Street

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

* Please note that Parade Permit Applications can now be submitted via email.


Alarm Permit

Download the Alarm Permit PDF Format - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader [47kb]
For additional information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page

Permits are required for alarm systems installed in any residential or commercial building under By-Law No. 4676/87 (Alarm By-Law)

You may apply in person or mail your completed alarm permit application along with the permit fee (cheques made payable to City of Winnipeg) to the appropriate address listed above.

If you apply in person, pay for the permit at the Main Floor cashier, Public Safety Building.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Alarm Permit Changes: On July 1, 2008 City Council approved a change to the existing Alarm Bylaw 4676/87. Alarm Permits now expire and are subject to a renewal every four years along with an accompanying fee of $20.

The renewal process enables the Winnipeg Police Service to update its data base to reflect accurate, current information for all alarm systems within the City of Winnipeg.

Once renewed, your permit will again expire four years from the renewal date.

Please note: Section 5(1) of the Alarm Bylaw states, no person shall keep an alarm system unless a valid and subsisting alarm permit has been issued. Section 7(1), a person in contravention is guilty of an offense and may be subject to a fine.

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Discharge Weapon Permit

-Download the Discharge Weapon Permit PDF Format - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader [81kb]
* Permit applications must be received a minimum of one week prior to the event date.
Completed discharge weapon permit applications may be faxed to 204-986-6077.


Noise Permit

- Download the Noise Permit PDF Format - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader [40 kb]
* Permit applications must be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date.

By-Law No. 1/2008 (Neighbourhood Liveability By-Law and By-Law No. 2890/81 (Firearms By-Law) require the public to obtain permits for certain events.

For more information, contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-6037.

Completed noise permit applications may be faxed to 204-986-6077.

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Parade Permit

By-Law No. 1573/77 (Traffic) requires that all parades with more than 30 people or more than 10 vehicles obtain a parade permit.

- Request your parade permit by downloading. completing and submiting the Parade Permit Application.

* Please note: You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to print or electronically submit this form.

- Need help completing your application? Download a copy of our Parade Permit Application Guide.

* Your application must be received a minimum of two weeks prior to the parade date.

For more information, contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 204-986-5403.

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