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Why is a Building Permit required?
A building permit is required in order to protect the health and safety of the owner and public. It does so by providing the means for the Fisher Armstrong Planning District to review the project design and to inspect the construction for minimum standards as required by the Manitoba Building Code and Building By-Laws.
What construction projects require building permits?
A building permit is required for new construction, additions, alterations, renovations, relocations, and repairs or rehabilitation of a building or structure, while some minor repairs do not require one. A plumbing permit is also required. Electrical permits must be obtained by applying at the local Manitoba Hydro Office.
Examples of projects which require a building permit
- All new construction
- Repair and underpinning of foundations
- Construction of decks and verandahs
- Construction of accessory buildings (storage sheds, gazebos, etc.) exceeding 100 sq. feet
- Construction of attached and detached garages and carports
Examples of projects which normally do not require a building permit
- Non structural renovation replacement of stucco, siding or shingles; replacement of doors when the opening is not altered
- Construction of fences & windows (subject to zoning by-law compliance)
- Patching, painting, and decorating
- Installation of cabinets and shelves - not requiring structural alterations or opening of the building vapour barrier
- Accessory buildings not exceeding 100 sq. feet in area (however they must comply with the minimum yard requirements of the municipal zoning by-law)
- 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
What if I fail to take out a permit?
- If the work does not comply with Code requirements, costly repairs may be required
- Work that cannot be made to comply will require removal
- The cost of the permit may be doubled
- Legal action may be initiated to address the noncompliance
- Additional fees may be charged for work that has been covered
What documentation is required to make the building permit application?
- Two complete set of blueprints of proposed dwelling or addition
- Building permit application
- Site plan disclaimer
- A site plan
- Other applicable forms
Is a plumbing permit required?
Yes, a plumbing permit is required for the following:
- New plumbing installation
- Alteration to existing plumbing
Is a permit required for a well and septic field/holding tank?
Yes. This can be obtained from:
Environmental Officer - Michelle Ewacha
Manitoba Conservation & Climate
75 – 7th Ave
Is a permit required for electrical?
Yes, this can be obtained at your local Manitoba Hydro office.
Where do I apply for a building permit?
You can apply for a building permit at either of the following:
The RM of Fisher Office
30 Tache Street
Fisher Branch, MB
phone: (204) 372-6393
The RM of Armstrong Office
phone: (204) 278-3377
Fees and additional info
- Fees for permits will be calculated based on value/footage (building permits & inspections). There's also a $250 refundable deposit 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 additional fees. Development and Demolition permits are $60.
- 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.
- All permit applications must be submitted and approved by the Fisher Armstrong Planning District (FAPD). Inspections will be completed by the (FAPD) Building Inspector. Do not start your project before receiving your permit. 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
- For permit applications and additional info please view the planning documents in the folder below.