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Planning, Property & Development

Detached Garages and Accessory Structures

When is a Permit Required?

A detached garage or other detached accessory structure requires a Building Permit if it is more than 10 m2 (108 sq. ft.).

A detached accessory structure is one that supports the use of a single family or two family dwelling on the same property. Other examples include:

    • Carports
    • Storage Sheds
    • Gazebos
    • Workshops, etc.

Note: If you are considering a secondary suite on your detached accessory structure, please call Permits Direct Line at 204-986-5140 to speak with a Zoning Development Officer.



Application requirements

Zoning and Construction Requirements

Note: A separate Electrical Permit is required for all detached garage and carport construction projects.

  • Refer to the Plumbing Installations homeowner guide for more information about the construction, alteration, repair, extension or renewal of a plumbing system, or replacement of water supply lines.

Required Documentation

  • 1 copy of a detailed site plan showing all property dimensions, location of all buildings, and the location and size of the proposed structure.

Note: The City has the authority to request a current Building Location Certificate (BLC) sealed by a registered land surveyor.

Separate Electrical and Plumbing permits are required, if applicable to your project:


Access Permits Online

How to apply:

Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.

  • Apply online
  • In-person by visiting the Zoning & Permits office, Unit 31-30 Fort Street, Tuesday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Last update: May 12, 2020
Zoning & Permits Customer Information

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

Permits Direct Line: 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.

To schedule a permit application appointment, call 204-986-5140 or email ppd-permitappointments
@winnipeg.ca

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