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October 16, 2020

City of Winnipeg suspending various in-home inspections until further notice

Released: 3:33 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in the community, the City of Winnipeg is suspending in-home, non-emergency inspections, effective Monday, October 19, 2020 until further notice.

Those who have scheduled inspections or appointments will be contacted in the coming days, and presented with alternative means to conduct their inspection, if possible. For individuals who prefer an in-person inspection, appointments will be rescheduled to a later date.

The following is a summary of service impacts by department:

Assessment & Taxation

All interior residential property inspections are suspended, and inspections will be completed through photos or via phone until further notice.

By-Law Enforcement Services

All interior residential property inspections are suspended, and inspections (where possible) will be completed through photos or via phone until further notice.

Planning, Property & Development

All in-home inspection appointments will be conducted virtually until further notice. Inspections of unoccupied homes will continue, as will on-site inspections for urgent situations.

Water and Waste

In-home visits for emergency utility services will continue; however, water meter reading and inspections, as well as water meter returns, removals, and replacements are suspended until further notice. Customers are reminded that they are responsible for providing regular water meter readings to avoid estimated bills. Water meter readings can be provided via phone 204-986-4445 or online at

For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, see:

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