POOLS AND HOT TUBS 
 
Residents placing a pool or hot tub on their property are required to obtain a Building Permit. Whether the pool or hot tub is temporary or permanent, in-ground or above ground, if it can hold more than two (2) feet deep of water, a Building Permit is required, this rule also applies to ponds.

Manitoba Building Code requirements regarding pools, hot tubs and enclosures are provided in the following link (Click Here for PDF).

Building Permits for pools must include:
  • Completed application form (Click Here for PDF);
  • Detailed site plan (Click Here for PDF);
  • Plans for pool (engineered stamped plan required for in-ground pool). These plans shall include the size and height of the pool;
  • Details on fence/pool enclosure, including any self-latching or lockable devices;
  • 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 or from the Winnipeg Land Titles Office. Additionally, a letter from your lawyer may be required if the property is in the process of being transferred to your name;
  • Total construction value (i.e., final project costs including all material and labour);
  • Fees in accordance with the SIPD’s Fee Structure By-Law (Click here for PDF).
 
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.