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By-laws, Plans & Studies

 Land Use Planning By-laws

PDF Logo City of Brandon Zoning By-law 7124 (Schedule A) (1.67 MB)

  •  Schedule B - Zoning Maps

PDF Icon Zoning Map Index (1.1 MB)

PDF Icon Map Number 1 (643 KB)

PDF Icon Map Number 2 (1.2 MB)

PDF Icon Map Number 3 (958 KB)

PDF Icon Map Number 4 (942 KB)

PDF Icon Map Number 5 (778 KB)

 

pdf Planning Commission By-law 6843 (181 KB) 

pdf BAPD Development Plan (Amended November 2016) (7 MB)

 

Provincial Land Use Legislation

The Planning Act

 

Studies

pdf Brandon & Area Planning District Fringe Area Growth Strategy (2.7 MB)

 

Secondary Plans

pdf North Brandon Gateway Secondary Plan (2.31 MB)

pdf Southwest Brandon Secondary Plan (2.2 MB)

pdf The Downtown Brandon Secondary Plan (7.11 MB) 

pdf East Brandon Industrial Secondary Plan (3.8 MB)

 

Neighbourhood Plans

pdf Bellafield (2.9 MB)

pdf Brentwood Village (2.9 MB)

pdf Brookwood South (2.9 MB)

pdf Morrison (993 KB)

pdf Northridge (1.54 MB)

 

 

Additional Information 

pdf Planning Resource Guide - Subdivision in Manitoba (Part 1 & 2) (1.6 MB) 

pdf Planning Resource Guide - Subdivision in Manitoba (Part 3 & 4) (2.4 MB)

pdf Guidelines for Building a Fence (90 KB)

pdf Request for Urban Expansion Process (214 KB)

pdf Request for Urban Expansion Requirements (230 KB)

 

 

 
 

Building Safety By-laws

PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 (457 KB)

        PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 - Signs (164 KB)

        PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 - Retaining Walls (206 KB)

                PDF Logo Wood Retaining Wall - Model (24 KB)

                PDF Logo Concrete Retaining Wall - Model (16 KB)

                PDF Logo Precast Block Retaining Wall - Model (17 KB)

        PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 - Steel Piles (161 KB)

        PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 - Residential Garage Separations (160 KB)

        PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 - Residential Wood Buring Appliances (157 KB)

        PDF Logo Building By-law No. 7258 - Pressure Testing Of Plumbing Systems (330 KB)

 

PDF Logo Vacant & Derelict Building By-law No. 7007 (168 KB)

        PDF Logo Boarded Building Process Flowchart (106 KB)

        PDF Logo Vacant Building Process Flowchart (181 KB)

 

 PDF Logo Building Safety & Property Standards By-law No. 6060 (215 KB)

        PDF Logo Index (65 KB)

        PDF Logo Schedule "D" (843 KB)

Land Use Applications & Forms

Meeting Schedules

PDF Logo Planning Commission (70 KB) 

PDF Logo City Council (181 KB)

PDF Logo BAPD Board (248 KB) 

Below is a collection of PDF forms and procedures for use with the City of Brandon Planning Department.

PDF Logo Pre-Application Form (640 KB)

 

Conditional Use Orders

PDF Logo Application Form (1 MB), PDF Logo Conditional Use Process Timeline (135 KB)

A Conditional Use is a process where a proposed use required further scrutiny before it may be approved. The proposed use may have unique characteristics or operations that may have an impact on nearby properties.

 

Variance Orders

PDF Logo Application Form (1 MB), PDF Logo Variance Process Timeline (135 KB)

A Variance is a process that allows a deviation from the zoning by-law for a particular property. If a property can not meet the requirements of the zoning by-law due to unique circumstances, the approval authority may grant an affected owner an opportunity from the zoning by-law. A variance can be approved to allow a modification to development standards such as minimum building setbacks and height restrictions.

 

Subdivisions

PDF Logo Application Form (2.45 MB), PDF Logo Major Subdivision Process Timeline (135 KB),

PDF Logo Major Subdivision (with Public Road) Process Timeline (146 KB)

A Subdivision is a process where a property is legally split into two or more properties. The scale of a subdivision application may vary from a single urban lot to a new neighbourhood development. Subdivision approval is also required where a property line between two properties is being shifted.

*New Subdivision Submission Requirement*

Effective immediately, in accordance with the Government of Manitoba’s Subdivision Regulation 137/2006 as amended, the City of Brandon Planning & Buildings Department requires subdivision applicants to submit a Surveyor’s Sketch instead of a site plan. Drawn by a Manitoba Land Surveyor, a Surveyor’s Sketch will accurately show the proposed subdivision of a property, as well as features that may affect the proposed subdivision.  A site plan may still be required if the subdivision application is submitted in conjunction with another land use application, such as a rezoning application.

 

Minor Subdivisions

PDF Logo Application Form (2 MB), PDF Logo Minor Subdivision Process Timeline (134 KB)

A Minor Subdivision is a process where a property is legally split into two properties, or a property line between two properties is being shifted. The minor subdivision process is a shortened process to allow such applications to proceed more quickly than regular subdivision applications. An application qualifies for the minor subdivision process only if it meets the following pre-conditions under The Planning Act:

  1. The proposal conforms with the Development Plan, the Zoning By-law, and any Secondary Plan;
  2. No new public roads are being proposed as part of the subdivision; and
  3. The proposal does not require any change in access to a provincial road, or provincial trunk highway. 

 

Development Plan Amendment

PDF Logo Application Form (293 KB)

A Development Plan Amendment is a process where parts of the Brandon & Area Planning District Development Plan By-law are added, altered or deleted. The Development Plan imposes general policies on how the Brandon & Area Planning District area, including the City of Brandon, should be developed. The amendments may affect the text of the by-law, the land use maps, or both. Amendments to the development plan would affect how to subordinate legislation, such as zoning by-laws, would be implemented.

 

Secondary Plan Amendment

PDF Logo Application Form (306 KB)

A Secondary Plan Amendment is a process where parts of a Secondary Plan By-law are added, altered, or deleted. A Secondary Plan contains policies that are more specific to the development of a geographical area within the City of Brandon but is not as specific as a Zoning By-law. The amendments may affect the text of the plan, the maps, or both. The scale of a Secondary Plan Amendment may also vary from an individual property to the entire secondary plan area.

 

Zoning By-law Amendment

PDF Logo Application Form (1 MB), PDF Logo Rezoning Process Timeline (152 KB)

A Zoning By-Law Amendment, also known as a Rezoning, is a process where parts of the Zoning By-law are added, altered or deleted. The Zoning By-law imposes specific regulations on how land can be used and developed. The amendments may affect the text of the by-law, the zoning maps, or both. The scale of a zoning by-law amendment may also vary from an individual property to the entire City.

 

Neighbourhood Plans or Master Plans

PDF Logo Application Form (556 KB)

A Neighbourhood Plan or Master Plan contains policies that are more specific to the development of an area within the City of Brandon, but is not as specific as a Zoning By-law:

  • A Neighbourhood Plan focuses on an area within a Secondary Plan area and contains policies that conform with and are more detailed than the Secondary Plan; and
  • A Master Plan focuses on a large development site or a campus-style site, such as a shopping centre or a university, and contains policies on the long-term development of such sites.

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

 


Addition

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

 


Deck

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

 


Detached Garage or Shed

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

 

Other Information:


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

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


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

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

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 

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

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

*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

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

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


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 Permit Application

 PDF Logo Application Form (128 KB)     

PDF Logo Hazardous Materials Acknowledgement (427 KB)       

PDF Logo Asbestos - Frequently Asked Questions (302 KB)


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)


Vacant & Derelict Building

PDF Logo Application Form (95 KB)

PDF Logo Boarded Building Process Flowchart (106 KB)

PDF Logo Vacant Building Process Flowchart (181 KB)


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).