TENANT FIT-UPS AND INTERIOR COMMERCIAL RENOVATIONS
 
A Tenant Fit-Up, or Tenant Improvement, means the interior finishing or renovation of a rental space for use by a tenant for a commercial purpose.
 
NOTE: If there is a change to the major occupancy classification of a building, the proposed space for the tenant fit-up must be brought up to comply with current day Building Code.

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. For CentrePort projects, please Click Here for contact information for the CentrePort planner.

Applications for Tenant Fit-Ups or Interior Commercial Renovations shall 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 letter of intent (Guide - Click Here for PDF) Please be sure to include the tenant's legal name and operating name, as applicable (not required for renovations where there's no change of use);
  • Letter of authorization signed by the landowner (Template - Click Here for PDF);
  • Total construction value (i.e., final project costs including all material and labour);
  • Application Review Fee and 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);
  • Sewer & water connection fees - Contact the Municipality to confirm any applicable servicing requirements.
  • 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.
    In addition to the above, the following are also required:
  • FOR PART 9 BUILDINGS:
  • Detailed floor plan depicting the proposed tenant area/renovation area;
  • Detailed site plan that shows parking and loading spaces (not required for renovations where there's no change of use);
  • Detailed scope of work; 
  • Should any Structural work be proposed as part of the tenant fit-up/renovation:
    • 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. Plans are to be drawn to a minimum scale of 1:250 or 1/8” = 1’;
  • Letters of Assurance from all design professionals involved, including responsibility for Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MECB) (Template - Click Here for PDF). All Letters of Assurance must be followed with Letters of Certification and/or Occupancy upon project completion. (Letter Format - Click Here for PDF (must be provided on Engineer/Architect company letterhead - only copy the section(s) that apply);
  • Submitted plans must demonstrate compliance with Section 3.8 - Barrier-Free Design of the Manitoba Building Code.
  • FOR PART 3 BUILDINGS OR USES:
  • Detailed site plan that shows parking and loading spaces (not required for renovations where there's no change of use);
  • Architectural drawings that are signed and sealed by a Manitoba Licensed Architect and dated within one year of the complete application date;
  • Should any Structural, Mechanical, or Electrical work be proposed as part of the tenant fit-up/renovation:
    • 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. Plans are to be drawn to a minimum scale of 1:250 or 1/8” = 1’;
  • Manitoba Building Code Analysis and Life Safety Review;
  • Letters of Assurance from all design professionals involved, including responsibility for Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MECB) (Template - Click Here for PDF). All Letters of Assurance must be followed with Letters of Certification and/or Occupancy upon project completion. (Letter Format - Click Here for PDF (must be provided on Engineer/Architect company letterhead - only copy the section(s) that apply);
  • Submitted plans must demonstrate compliance with Section 3.8 - Barrier-Free Design of the Manitoba Building Code.

Electrical Permits are obtained through Manitoba Hydro.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.