Contact Information

Planning & Buildings Department

638 Princess Ave.
Brandon, MB R7A 0P3

Office Phone: 204-729-2110
Fax: 204-728-2406

Email: planning@brandon.ca
           building@brandon.ca

Building & Plumbing Permit Applications & Forms

 

Permit Applications

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:

 PDF Logo Permit Rules and Regulations (35 KB)

PDF Logo Responsibilities For Those Involved In Construction (118 KB)

PDF Logo Inspection Requirements for Residential Occupancies (69 KB)

PDF Logo 9.36 Energy Efficiency - User's Guide and Reference Manual (758 KB)

PDF Logo Guidelines to Residential Final Inspection (103 KB)

PDF Logo 2010 Editions of the National Building Code of Canada (NB), National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), and National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC)

PDF Logo 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

Or

Apply in person at the AR McDiarmid Complex - Door D 638 Princess Ave

 

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

 

 

Permit Applications

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:

 PDF Logo Permit Rules and Regulations (35 KB)

PDF Logo Responsibilities For Those Involved In Construction (118 KB)

PDF Logo Inspection Requirements for Residential Occupancies (69 KB)

PDF Logo 9.36 Energy Efficiency - User's Guide and Reference Manual (758 KB)

PDF Logo Guidelines to Residential Final Inspection (103 KB)

PDF Logo 2010 Editions of the National Building Code of Canada (NB), National Fire Code of Canada (NFC), and National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC)

PDF Logo 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

Or

Apply in person at the AR McDiarmid Complex - Door D 638 Princess Ave

 

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

 

Addition

Addition

To apply for an addition permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Deck

Deck

To apply for a deck permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Detached Garage or Shed

Detached Garage or Shed

To apply for a detached garage or shed permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Other Information:

Fence

Fence

A permit is NOT required for a fence. However, a permit may be required for other structures that require a fence (e.g. a swimming pool).

PDF Logo Constructing a Fence (421 KB)

Mobile Home Location

Mobile Home Location

To apply for a mobile home location permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Multi-Unit Dwelling 2-4 Dwelling Units

Multi-Unit Dwelling 2-4 Dwelling Units

To apply for a multi-unit dwelling 2-4 dwelling units, you will need to submit the following information:

Multi-Unit Dwelling 5 or More Dwelling Units

Multi-Unit Dwelling 5 or More Dwelling Units

A development permit is required for a multi-unit dwelling of 5 or more dwelling units. A development permit only approves the site for development, a building permit is still required prior to constructing any buildings on a site.

To apply for the development permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

To apply for the building permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Non-Residential

Non-Residential

A development permit is required for a non-residential development. A development permit only approves the site for development, a building permit is still required prior to constructing any buildings on a site.

To apply for the development permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

To apply for the building permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Renovation

Renovation 

To apply for a renovation permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Additional Information:

PDF Logo Guidelines for Developing a Suite (651 KB)

Secondary Suite

Secondary Suite

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:

  • Attached suite
  • Garage suite
  • Detached suite

 

To apply for a secondary suite permit, you will need to submit the following information:

 

Additional Information

 

Sign - Fascia or Pylon

Sign - Fascia or Pylon

*Fascia signs require a separate permit for each building elevation.*

To apply for a sign permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Sign - Temporary

Sign - Temporary

All temporary signs on private property must comply and be placed in accordance with the PDF Icon Temporary Sign By-law (248 KB). Some types of temporary signs require permits.

A temporary sign permit is required for:

  • Development signs, unless the site is under construction
  • Mobile signs
  • Vehicle and trailer signs

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:

Single Detached Dwelling

Single Detached Dwelling

To apply for a single detached dwelling permit, you will need to submit the following information:

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

To apply for a swimming pool or hot tub permit, you will need to submit the following information:

  • PDF Logo Application Form
  • Site Plan (Sample Site Plan (432 KB))
  • PDF Logo Property Owner Authorization (174 KB) *Note - This is only necessary if you are not the property owner.*
  • Specifications (Above Ground Pool/Hot Tub)
  • Engineer Certified Plans (Inground Pool)
  • Manitoba Hydro Clearance

 

Other Information:

Demolition

Demolition Permit Application

 PDF Logo Application Form (128 KB)     

PDF Logo Hazardous Materials Acknowledgement (427 KB)       

PDF Logo Asbestos - Frequently Asked Questions (302 KB)

Plumbing

Plumbing Permits

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.

PDF Logo Application Form - Interior Plumbing (59 KB)     

PDF Logo Application Form - Water & Sewer (84 KB)

PDF Logo Change Notice - 2010 Manitoba Plumbing Code Interpretation - Sanitary Building Drains (80 KB)*

PDF Logo Guidelines to Plumbing Inspection (112 KB)

Home Based Business License

Home Based Business License Application

PDF Logo Application Form (605 KB)

To operate a business out of your residence, you need to first obtain two approvals:

  1. The first is a development permit. A development permit, issued by the Planning, Property and Buildings Department, allows business activities to be conducted from a residential property under the Zoning By-law.
  2. The second is a business license. A business license, issued by the Licensing Department, legally allows you to operate a business.

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, Property and Buildings Department at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue. The license must be renewed annually through the Licensing Department at City Hall (410 - 9th Street, main floor).