Converted Residential Dwelling Licence
A converted residential dwelling:
- Is a building containing a residential occupancy.
- Has a maximum building height of three stories.
- Was originally designed for use by one or two families but has since been converted to provide more than two suites.
- Is a building that was originally designed for use by one or two families but has since been converted to provide more than one suite with a commercial occupancy.
A converted residential dwelling does not include:
- A building that would otherwise meet the definition of a Division II building but complies with all applicable requirements for a Group C occupancy under the Manitoba Building Code.
- A facility licensed or otherwise regulated in its provision of accommodations by the Government of Manitoba or the Government of Canada.
- A hospital, a sanatorium or a facility designated by regulations under The Mental Health Act.
- A personal care home licensed under The Health Services Insurance Act.
- A residential care facility licensed under the Social Services Administration Act.
- A bed and breakfast establishment.
There are several ways to access the converted residential dwelling licence application form:
- Use this link to access the application form on-line.
- contact Community By-Law Enforcement Services to request an application by mail.
- Visit Community By-Law Enforcement Services and pick up the application in person.
Upon application, Community By-Law Enforcement Services will coordinate the following:
- Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Winnipeg Zoning By-law or the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-law that operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought is permitted under one of those two zoning by-laws
- Verification from an individual authorized to administer and enforce the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law that the operation of the business on the premises for which the Licence is sought would not violate that By-law
- A copy of an occupancy permit authorizing the business to occupy the premises for which the Licence is sought
- Verification from a City employee authorized to administer and enforce the Residential Fire Safety By-law No. 4304/86 that the premises at which the business is proposed to be operated or carried on meets the requirements of that By-law
Fees are not permitted to be pro-rated or reduced, however, a recent Council approved amendment to the Doing Business in Winnipeg By-law now allows annual licences to be taken at any time of the year. Licences are valid for one year from date of purchase.
See also Shared Facilities Dwelling