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Permits Online

Welcome to Permits Online - your one-stop-shop to manage your active permits and applications. All customers can create an account to take full advantage of Permits Online. Once your account is activated, you can view and manage your active permits and applications by tracking the status, submitting documents, and making payments.

Please Note: At this time, only contractors can apply for select permits online. Other customers must apply in person at the permit office, located at Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street in Winnipeg. However, you can still benefit from a Permits Online account to manage your active permits and applications.

Benefits of a Permits Online Account:

  • View the status of active permits.

  • Submit revised documents.

  • Make online payments.

  • Update your contact information.

  • Contractors can apply for select permits online.

  • Contractors can renew licences.
How to Register and Manage your Active Permits and Applications User Guide: Permits Online

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Types of Permits Currently Available for Online Application

Contractors may apply for the following City of Winnipeg permits online:

Residential Permits

  • New Single Family Detached Dwelling Construction
  • Garages
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Commercial Permits

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Sign Permits
Occupancy Features Available on Permits Online

All registered Permits Online users can:

  • View a list of required documents for Life Safety Tests and Occupancy online.
  • Submit required documents online.
  • Track the status of active Occupancy Permits (including document review, inspections, and outstanding items of non-compliance).
  • Pay occupancy fees online.
  • Submit requests for occupancy online using a web form.

For additional information, view Frequently Asked Questions.

Documentation Required to Complete a Permit Application

The following documents must be submitted when applying for permits:

Residential Applications for New Home Construction:

Two copies of Site Plan showing:

  • street name(s) and lanes if applicable
  • lot dimensions
  • dimensions – building to building
  • dimensions – building to property line
  • all building projections
  • location and dimensions of approach/driveway
  • vehicle parking area(s)
  • downspouts/sump pump discharge
  • construction access to site
  • accessory structures

Two copies of construction drawings showing:

  • floor plans (all levels) and framing plans
  • foundation plan
  • section plan(s)
  • elevation plans

Plans must have:

  • Engineer's seal for steel/engineered beams
  • Engineer's seal for engineered floor system
  • Engineer's seal for foundation

Additional Items Required (if applicable):

  • Septic tank/field location
  • Well (water supply) location

Note: One copy of pdf documents is required when using the Online Permits Application, SubmitDocs feature.

If a pdf of documents cannot be attached to the online application, they can then be mailed, couriered, or hand delivered to:

City of Winnipeg Zoning & Permits Branch
Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4X7
Attention: Permits Online Applications

Sign Permits:

Permits Online - Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday      5:15 a.m. to 2:45 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday    5:15 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.

The brief shutdown each day will allow for maintenance of the website.

City of Winnipeg staff will process the Permits Online applications Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Payment Options

Online payments:

  • Customer trust account
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

If you are unable to pay using the online payment options, the following methods are accepted:

Payments by phone:

  • Customer trust account
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

Payments by mail:

  • Customer trust account
  • Cheque

In-person payments:

  • Customer trust account
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

If you have questions, please contact:

The City of Winnipeg
Planning, Property & Development Department
Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4K7

Phone: 204-986-5140 or e-mail

  • Permit Search by Address - Search for construction-related permits by address. You can search for issued, closed and expired permits dating back to January 1, 2000.
  • Occupancy Permit Search - Search for occupancy permits by address. This search returns issued Permits after December, 1998. Search results do not include permits that were cancelled, expired, or are currently in the application process.


Last update: October 11, 2019