Effective Monday, October 19, 2020 all in-home inspection appointments will be conducted virtually until further notice. Inspections of unoccupied homes will continue, as will on-site inspections for urgent situations.
Commercial inspections of unoccupied dwellings, new construction, and alterations in existing buildings, are subject to COVID-19 pre-screening at time of inspection requests and at time of inspection.
The Zoning & Permits Branch, located at 31-30 Fort Street, is not accepting walk-in customers. Permit applications are being processed; however, applications must be submitted digitally.
A building permit from the City of Winnipeg provides legal authorization to begin construction of a building project. If you are going to build, add, renovate or alter any part of your building or residence, or perform work on electrical or plumbing systems, ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to starting any work. Permits provide a mechanism for the City to engage in a review of plans and/or audits of construction through inspections to help ensure that the work is in compliance with all building and electrical codes, and other relevant City by-laws such as zoning.
A permit may be required for work and special events