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Planning, Property & Development

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Advice and permit information for the construction of open decks

To apply for your permit please visit the Zoning and Permits Office at Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street.

Wood Decks
A 24-page booklet outlining the zoning and construction requirements for construction of open, uncovered decks on residential buildings, including FAQ's, documents required, zoning, and structural specifications.


Application requirements:

  • Copy of a Surveyor’s Building Location Certificate – may be waived if sufficient detail on site plan 
  • Two copies of site plan showing all property dimensions, location of all buildings, and the location and size of the proposed deck 
  • 2 copies of construction and elevation drawings are required for:
    • Decks exceeding 600 mm (24") in height above finished ground level; or
    • Decks that will eventually support an enclosed structure with a roof such as a sunroom, family room, etc.
  • Completed Application Form and Wood Deck Checklist
  • Completed Owner Statement

Each permit application requires all of the information shown on the Application Form and must be submitted in-person to the Zoning and Permits Office. Your application visit will take less time if you complete the Application Form in advance. 

Note: Decks that are entirely under 600 mm (24") above the surrounding grade do not require a permit but they do need to be code compliant.

Last update: June 10, 2019
Permits & Zoning Customer Information

Location: Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4X7

Phone: 204-986-5140

Email: ppd-permit@winnipeg.ca

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please be advised that our offices are closed to customers on Mondays, which are reserved for telephone inquiries, processing completed drop-off applications, and other administrative work.

Wednesdays: Office hours are extended from 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. for homeowner permit application appointments.

To schedule a permit application appointment, call 204-986-8113 or email ppd-permitappointments
@winnipeg.ca