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Planning, Property & Development

Permits Online

Welcome to Permits Online - your one-stop-shop to manage the permit process.

A variety of permits are available for online application for homeowners and contractors. All customers can create an account to take full advantage of Permits Online. Once your account is activated, you can manage your active permits and applications by tracking the status, submitting documents, and making payments.

Permit applications that are not available online must be applied for via email to the Zoning and Permits Office at .

 

 

Benefits of a Permits Online Account:

  • Homeowners and contractors can apply for select permits online.

  • 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
Homeowners may apply for the following residential permits online (new construction only):
Residential Permits
  • Deck
  • Detached Garage
  • Carport
  • Other Structures over 10 m2/108 sq. ft. (e.g. storage shed, gazebo, workshop)
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub/Spa

Note: Customers with other types of projects (e.g. demolitions, additions, repairs/alterations) must submit their application via email. If you would like to submit an application to demolish an existing structure and construct a new structure at the same time, please submit both applications together via email. Please refer to the Digital Building Permit Submission webpage for more information.

 

Contractors may apply for the following permits online (new construction only, with the exception of detached garages*):
Residential Permits Commercial Permits
  • New single family detached dwelling construction
  • Deck
  • Carport
  • Other Structures over 10 m2/108 sq. ft.  (e.g. storage shed, gazebo, workshop)
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • *Detached Garage
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Signs

Note: With the exception of detached garages, customers with other types of projects (e.g. demolitions, additions, repairs/alterations) must submit their application via email. If you would like to submit an application to demolish an existing structure and construct a new structure at the same time, please submit both applications together via email. Please refer to the Digital Building Permit Submission webpage for more information.

 

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.

Permit Application Requirements

Residential Application Resources

Commercial Application Resources

Note: If your permit application requires supporting documentation (plans, elevations, etc.), please submit one PDF copy when using the Permits Online, Submit Docs feature.

If PDF documents cannot be attached to the online application, they can be mailed, couriered, or delivered in person to:

Planning, Property & Development Department
Zoning & Permits Branch
Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4X7
Attention: Permits Online Applications

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 Phone Mail In-person
  • Customer trust account
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Customer trust account
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Customer trust account
  • Cheque
  • Customer trust account
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express

If you have questions, please contact:

Planning, Property & Development Department
Zoning & Permits Branch
Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4K7

Email:

Permits Direct Line: 204-986-5140


  • 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 13, 2020

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