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:
|User Guide: Permits Online|
Contractors may apply for the following City of Winnipeg 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.
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
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.
- Customer trust account
- American Express
If you are unable to pay using the online payment options, the following methods are accepted:
Payments by phone:
Payments by mail:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.