A Building Permit is a document which grants legal permission to begin construction of a building project. In the City or Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, a Building Permit is issued by the Portage la Prairie Planning District staff.
A Building Permit is required in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of you, your family and the public. It does so by providing the means for the Portage la Prairie Planning District officials to review the project design and to inspect the construction for minimum standards as required by the Manitoba Building Code and the respective municipal Building By-laws.
A Building Permit is required for new construction, renovations, additions, alterations, relocations and repair or rehabilitation of a building or structure. Some minor repairs do not require a permit. Following are some examples that do and don’t require permits.
REMEMBER: As the property owner, you are ultimately responsible for obtaining the necessary permits and compliance with applicable building code and zoning requirements.
NOTE: Although a building permit may not be required, it is still necessary for all projects to comply with the Manitoba Building Code & the respective Municipal By-laws
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this brochure. However, in case of a discrepancy between this brochure and the respective By-laws, the applicable By-Law will take precedence.
Please contact the Portage la Prairie Planning District for further information.