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Planning, Property & Development

Zoning - An Overview

Zoning is involved with all development and/or building on any site within the City of Winnipeg. Development means the construction of a building or structure on, over or under land, a change in the use or intensity of use of a building or land, the removal of soil or vegetation from land, the deposit or stockpiling of soil or material on land, and the excavation of land.

Appointment-Only System for Zoning Development Officers
There are three options available to schedule an appointment with a Zoning Development Officer:

For general zoning inquiries call Permits Direct Line at 204-986-5140 to speak with a Zoning Development Officer or email:

What is a Zoning By-law?

A zoning by-law divides each part of the City into zoning districts, such as the "R1" Single-Family District, the "C1" Commercial District or the "M1" Light Industrial District, in order to separate residential, commercial and industrial land development and to regulate specific land uses and buildings. A zoning by-law is made up of text and maps; the text sets forth the regulations for each zoning district and the maps show what zoning districts apply to each parcel of land.

Every parcel of land in the City of Winnipeg is zoned which determines how the land may be developed. In each zoning district certain land uses are permitted outright, others are conditional upon approval, and some are prohibited. In each zoning district there are also rules for the location and the size of buildings, including lot coverage, required parking, minimum landscaping requirements,etc

Need More Information on Zoning?

  • For Zoning By-law inquiries please contact the
    Zoning and Permits Branch at 204-986-5140
    Unit 31 - 30 Fort Street (Fort Garry Place)
  • Copies of zoning maps can be purchased at The Map Store, Mezzanine Level, 65 Garry Street (Fort Garry Place) phone 311
  • To look up the zoning districts for various areas across the City please refer to Property Map / Aerial Photography
Last update: January 23, 2020

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