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Permits and Licenses

Permits and Licenses

The City of Winnipeg issues thousands of permits and licenses every year. To learn about what projects, issues or events require permits and licenses, please review the alphabetical lists below. They provide helpful links to any and all matters that require a permit or license.


Alarm Permit - Winnipeg Police Service

Approach Construction Permit – Public Works

Block Party Permit - Public Works

Building Permits

Civic Charities Permit - Community Services

Construction, Use of Street Permit - Public Works

Crossing Permit - Public Works

Discharge Weapon Permit - Winnipeg Police Service

Excavation Cut Permit - Public Works

Home-Based Business Permit – Planning, Property & Development

Hydrant Rental Permit - Public Works

Fireworks Permits - Fire Paramedic Service

Move Permit - Public Works

Noise Permit – Winnipeg Police Service

Open Air Fire Permit - Fire Paramedic Service

Parade Permit - Winnipeg Police Service

Parking Permits - Winnipeg Parking Authority

Sewer & Water Inspection Permit - Public Works

Special Events Permits

Street Festival Permit - Public Works

Truck / Special Mobile Machine Permits – Public Works

Waterway Permit – Planning, Property & Development


Business Licence Index

Pet Licensing

Raffle License

Sewer and Water Contractors License - Water & Waste
A contractor must be licensed by us to perform work on the City water system or sewer system, or to install services that connect to the City water or sewer system.

Taxicab License - Vehicles for Hire By-Law