A Building Permit is required in order to protect the Health & Safety of the
owner and the public. It provides a means for the Office of the Fire
Commissioner to review the project design and to inspect the construction for
minimum standards as required by the Manitoba Building Code and Building By-Laws.
A Building Permit is required for all new construction, additions, alterations,
renovations, relocations, and repairs or rehabilitation of a building or
structure. A Building Permit is
required for repair and underpinning of foundations, construction of decks, and
verandahs. A building Permit is
required for construction of accessory buildings (storage sheds, gazebos etc.)
exceeding 10 square meters. A Building Permit is also required for construction of attached and detached garages,
Accessory buildings not exceeding 10 square
meters in area must comply with the
minimum yard requirements of the Municipal Zoning By-Law.
A Demolition Permit is required for all demolition or removal of structures and shall
be subject to code requirements.
Mobile Homes and RTM’s shall comply with the
code requirements. RTM’s require submission of a complete set of plans and
specifications. Submission of copies of any or all permits taken out for the
mobile home or RTM in the location of its construction together with a copy of
any or all inspection reports. Mobile Homes must be CSA approved.
A Building Permit is not required for: non-structural renovation such as replacement of
stucco, siding, or shingles, replacement of doors when the opening is not altered,
construction of fences and windows (subject to zoning By-Law compliance),
patching, painting and decorating. The installation of cabinets and shelves –
not requiring structural alterations or opening of the building vapour barrier
do not require a Building Permit.
A Building Permit is not required for minor accessory farm buildings or structures that
are open ended or unenclosed such as:
hay shelters or loose housing animal shelters and moveable structures
built on skids, such as - granaries and cattle feeders
A Permit is
required for a Well and Septic Field/Holding Tank. Please reach out to either of the Environment
Control offices located at: 102-235 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk Phone: 1-204-785-0296
OR 2-2015 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Phone:
is required for Electrical. Please reach out to your local Manitoba Hydro
A Plumbing Permit is required for the following:
new plumbing installation or alteration to existing plumbing.
Building Permit applications are available at the
RM of Armstrong office located at Lot 55 Highway #17, Inwood, Manitoba or call
204-278-3377 or email: email@example.com. When you complete and submit the
building permit application you are also required to provide the following
documentation where applicable: A site
plan, code analysis, foundation plan, floor plan, structural plan, elevations,
cross-sections and details, mechanical plans, electrical plans, plumbing
isometric drawing. All buildings 40 feet or longer will require engineered stamped
drawings. More information and application can be found on our website
Fees for permits will be calculated based on
value/footage and payable to the “minister of finance” for the Office of the
Fire Commissioner services (building permits & inspections). Also a $60 new development permit (for new buildings)
and a $250 refundable deposit payable to the “RM of Armstrong” is required for
all construction projects. The $250 deposit is refundable upon approved
completed inspection. A building constructed in a flood prone area the first
floor grade level shall be constructed at or higher than the road grade
(benchmark) in front of the property on which the buildings are to be
constructed. Plan alterations must be authorized and may be subject to
applications must be submitted and approved by the Rural Municipality of
Armstrong before being sent to the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC). The OFC will then issue the permit once all the
required documents have been submitted. Inspections will be completed by the
OFC. Do not start your project before receiving your permit from the OFC. This
may result in fines and your project not receiving its inspection.
***Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information
contained in this notice. However, in case of a discrepancy, the Zoning By-Law
will take precedence.
***Even if a permit is not required, there are still restrictions under
the Zoning By-Laws that need to be adhered to. Please reach out to Municipal
Office to assist you in determining which Rural Zoning District you belong to.
Please contact 204-278-3377 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org