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Planning, Property & Development

Zoning Field Officers

Zoning Field Officers are appointed as “Special Constables” under the Provincial Police Act and are mandated to ensure individual and community rights are protected through administration and enforcement of the City of Winnipeg Zoning By-laws and various Development By-laws and agreements.

Zoning Field Officers have the right and authority to inspect and enforce these by-laws and to issue Common Offence Notices for violations.

Types of Services

Investigates and enforces City of Winnipeg By-laws including:

  • Permitted and conditional land uses
  • Site development including:
    • parking
    • paving
    • loading
    • fencing
    • landscaping
  • Signs including:
    • Canopy
    • Fascia
    • Mobile
    • Free Standing Banners
    • Wall Painted
    • Air Supported
  • Board of Adjustment orders
  • Community Committee orders
  • Home Occupations
  • Locations and size of structures
  • Zoning Memorandums

NOTE: (The above list is not all-inclusive nor is it intended to exclude any other type of regulation/service.)


For further information, contact the Zoning and Permits Branch at 204-986-5140.

Last update: April 26, 2017