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Planning, Property & Development

Home-Based Business

Advice and permit information for home based businesses

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

The zoning by-law regulates home-based businesses by ensuring the character of a residential area is maintained.

A home-based business may be a full-time, part-time or even an occasional venture. Generally, if your business mail comes to your home and / or administrative duties are conducted from your home, you will require a Home Occupation Permit.

Many types of home-based businesses such as office facilities are permitted under the zoning by-law with the issuance of a Home Occupation Permit prior to establishing the home-based business.

Home-based businesses that provide a personal service on the premises such as a beauty salon, pet grooming or repair service require Conditional Use approval from The Director of the City’s Planning, Property and Development Department in addition to the Home Occupation Permit, prior to establishing the home-based business. A conditional use approval is also required for up to a maximum of two non-resident employees.

Home-Based Business Application Requirements:

Your application visit will take less time if you complete the above form in advance with all the necessary information.

Additional information:

Last update: September 19, 2018
Zoning & Permits Customer Information

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

Permits Direct Line: 204-986-5140


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