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A permit is required to ensure that work complies with the Manitoba Building Code and other relevant City of Brandon by-laws.
Property owners are ultimately responsible to ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to any work commencing on their property. A property owner may delegate another person or firm to obtain a permit on their behalf by providing Development Services with written permission upon application submittal.
Here is some useful information to review before applying for a permit:
Permit Rules and Regulations (35 KB)
Responsibilities For Those Involved In Construction (118 KB)
Inspection Requirements for Residential Occupancies (69 KB)
9.36 Energy Efficiency - User's Guide and Reference Manual (758 KB)
Guidelines to Residential Final Inspection (103 KB)
2010 Editions of the National Building Code of Canada (NB), National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), and National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC)
Required Documents for Residential Properties (77 KB)
There are two ways to apply for a permit:
Use this link to navigate to our online application portal
Apply in person at the AR McDiarmid Complex - Door D 638 Princess Ave (As of March 19, 2020, this building is closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic)
The information provided in each category below contains general requirements for several different permit types. This is a general list, and more requirements may be requested depending on the nature of your building project
For more information on Development Permits and when they may be required, view the Development Applications page.
To apply for an addition permit, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a deck permit, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a detached garage or shed permit, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a mobile home location permit, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a multi-unit dwelling 2-4 dwelling units, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a multi-unit dwelling 5 or more dwelling units permit, you will need to submit the following information:
A development permit is required for a multi-unit dwelling of 5 or more dwelling units:
A building permit is also required for a multi-unit dwelling of 5 or more dwelling units:
To apply for a non-residential permit, you will need to submit the following information:
A development permit is required for a non-residential permit:
A building permit is also required for a non-residential permit:
To apply for a renovation permit, you will need to submit the following information:
Guidelines for Developing a Suite (651 KB)
A secondary suite is a self-contained dwelling unit, subsidiary to, and located on the same site as a single family dwelling that is owner occupied. The three types of permissible secondary suites are:
To apply for a secondary suite permit, you will need to submit the following information:
*Fascia signs require a separate permit for each building elevation.*
To apply for a sign permit, you will need to submit the following information:
All temporary signs on private property must comply and be placed in accordance with the Temporary Sign By-law (248 KB). Some types of temporary signs require permits.
A temporary sign permit is required for:
A temporary sign permit is not required for signs regarding and for use at community or charitable events. These types of signs can be displayed for a maximum of 21 days.
Temporary signs which do not require a permit still have restrictions such as where they can be placed on a property. Please refer to the by-law prior to erecting a temporary sign.
To apply for a temporary sign permit, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a single detached dwelling permit, you will need to submit the following information:
To apply for a swimming pool or hot tub permit, you will need to submit the following information:
Application Form (128 KB)
Hazardous Materials Acknowledgement (427 KB)
Asbestos - Frequently Asked Questions (302 KB)
A plumbing permit is required to construct, extend, alter, renew, or repair a plumbing system or make a connection to a sewer.
A plumbing permit is not required when a valve, faucet, fixture, or service water heater is repaired or replaced, a stoppage cleared, or a leak repaired, if no change to the piping is required.
Application Form - Interior Plumbing (58 KB)
Application Form - Water & Sewer (85 KB)
Heating & Ventilation Design Form (79 KB)
Change Notice - 2010 Manitoba Plumbing Code Interpretation - Sanitary Building Drains (80 KB)
When Is a Plumbing Permit Required? (35 MB)
Guidelines to Plumbing Inspection (112 KB)
Application Form (95 KB)
Boarded Building Process Flowchart (105 KB)
Vacant Building Process Flowchart (180 KB)
Application Form (605 KB)
To operate a business out of your residence, you need to first obtain two approvals:
If you are establishing a new business in your residence, or you are changing the parameters of your existing business (e.g. change of address, changing the number of clients on your residential property), you must complete the Home-Based Business Application Form. The application form must be submitted to the Planning & Buildings Department at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue. The license must be renewed annually thorugh the Licensing Department at City Hall (410 - 9th Street, main floor).
City of Brandon - 410 9th Street - Brandon MB - R7A 6A2 - Phone: 204. 729. 2186