NEW HOMES AND ADDITIONS

The South Interlake Planning District (SIPD) is responsible to ensure that submitted building plans and required drawings meet the Manitoba Building Code and Manitoba Plumbing Code. Residential Building Permits and Plumbing Permits are issued concurrently. Inspections are required according to the complexity of the plans submitted and are unique to the house or addition being built.

The SIPD encourages you to submit your application well in advance of your project start date. Exact processing times will be dependent on the complexity of your application and the volume of applications in process with the SIPD. Specifically, applications for projects that are submitted in the busy construction season usually take longer to process.

Not every property is suitable for development due to poor site drainage, access, or other physical circumstances. Please contact the SIPD to discuss any physical constraints that may limit your ability to develop a given site.
 
To confirm whether or not the intended development is permitted within the proposed zone, please Click Here to view the applicable Zoning By-Law, or contact the SIPD.

Residential Building Permit applications must include:
  • Completed application form (Click Here for PDF). See our Permit Application Guide (Click Here for PDF) for a description of the fields on the application and an overview of the information that is required;
  • Detailed site plan (Click Here for PDF);
  • One (1) legible PDF copy of building plans that are signed and sealed by a Manitoba Licensed Professional Engineer and dated within one year of the complete application date (a paper copy of the plans may also be requested, depending on the project). If there is no PDF available, two (2) legible paper copies that are drawn and printed to scale are required (only one (1) paper copy is required if the plans are printed on paper that is 11" x 17" or smaller). Plans are to be drawn to a minimum scale of 1:250 or 1/8” = 1’;
  • Residential building plans must include the following: Building Elevations; Foundation plan; Floor plans; Section plans; Detailed construction notes and specifications; Schedules for doors and windows; Ventilation Plan including calculations; Shop Drawings (can be provided at the framing stage); Identification of principle source of heat; Floor joist, electrical, plumbing and heating layouts; and a 9.36 Manitoba Energy Code review;
  • Developer approval package (if applicable) (new home builds only)
  • Letter of authorization is required if you are applying on behalf of the landowner (Click Here for PDF);
  • Status of Title(s) for all land subject to the application. The Status of Title(s) cannot be more than 30 days old. The Status of Title(s) can by acquired from your lawyer, the Winnipeg Land Titles Office (Teranet Manitoba), or by purchasing them directly from the SIPD office. Additionally, a letter from your lawyer may be required if the property is in the process of being transferred to your name;
  • Lot grade and driveway/culvert permits (if there's no existing lot grade or access) (processed by the municipality);
  • Total construction value (i.e., final project costs including all material and labour);
  • Sewer and water connection fees (processed by the municipality). Please contact Manitoba Conservation and Climate regarding requirements for a proposed septic tank and/or well if municipal services are not available (new home builds only)
  • Application Review Fee and/or Development Permit Fee. Additional Permit Fees and Construction Security Deposit are required (as applicable) in accordance with the SIPD’s Fee Structure By-Law prior to permit issuance (Click Here for PDF);
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant / owner to satisfy or adhere to any Development Agreement requirements that may pertain to the property. Some requirements may need to be fulfilled prior to the SIPD’s issuance of permits.

Electrical Permits are obtained through Manitoba Hydro.
 
If the proposed development is located adjacent to a Provincial Road or Highway, an additional permit may be required from the Province (Manitoba Infrastructure) when applying for a permit from the SIPD.
 
Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.