Zoning - An Overview
Notice to building permit applicants - The Zoning & Permits Branch is not currently accepting walk-in customers. Permit applications are being processed. However, permit applications must be submitted digitally. Learn more about Digital Permit Applications options and requirements. If you have any questions, call Permits Direct Line at 204-986-5140.
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:
- Phone: 204-986-8113
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-person: Unit 31-30 Fort Street
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
- Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-Law No. 100/2004 - this by-law applies to the downtown area
- The City of Winnipeg Zoning By-law 200/06 - this by-law applies to all areas of the city outside of the downtown boundaries
- Find what the Zoning is for a Specific Property - An Electronic Citizen Information System (eCIS) that allows residents to locate property-related information.
- Development Applications - Documentation, fee requirements and procedures for various applications in development such as Variance, Conditional Use, Rezoning, Subdivision, Amendments, Design Control, etc.
- Homeowners Zoning Information
- Homeowners Building Permit Information
- Informational Guides on Winnipeg Building Regulations
- City Clerk's Department Schedule of Meetings - Identifies the date, time and location of any meetings of Council, Executive Policy Committee, Standing Committees, Community Committees, Appeals Committee, Riverbank Management Committee.
- Zoning Field Officers
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